Finding Birds in Morocco: coast and mountains book

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This is an updated (2017) version of the 2011 book which supplements the earlier title ‘Finding Birds in Morocco; the deserts’, covering all the best sites in the rest of Morocco, north of Goulimine.

This latest version provides many updates giving new information on how to find birds like Andalusian Hemipode, Double-spurred Francolin, Marsh Owl, Levaillant’s Woodpecker, White-rumped Swift, (African) Crimson-winged Finch and Maghreb Wood Owl, based largely on Dave’s almost annual visits to Morocco since the last book was published.

In 2011 Dave Gosney wrote:

‘Although most birders visit Morocco to experience the magnificent deserts with their many special birds, there are also a number of other sites in the country that offer great birding and a further selection of highly sought-after species such as Atlas Flycatcher, Double-spurred Francolin, Marsh Owl, Black-crowned Tchagra, Tristram’s Warbler, Bald Ibis and Seebohm’s Wheatear’. This book describes sites for all those species in much more detail than any other publication, giving you the best possible chance of seeing them if you visit Morocco.’

Sample pages

Sites covered

Unique features

Compared to other publications covering the same area, this one:

  1. Provides the most detailed maps - so you can easily find your way to the best tracks, footpaths and viewing points and the exact places where the best birds have been seen

  1. Includes GPS co-ordinates to help you find the right turnings, parking spaces or viewing points

  1. Highlights the best areas only - and summarises the key attraction in the first paragraph so you can easily decide whether to read on or bother to visit the site

  1. Has a map on the inside cover which serves as an index so you can easily find any site in the book

  1. Is light and portable (and cheap)

  1. Is supplemented by the site pages in this website (which include photos of many of the locations)

  1. Is updated in the free update pages on this website, giving details of what other birders have found at these sites

  1. Is complemented by a DVD showing you exactly what it’s like to go birding in many of these sites

More information and updates

The sites featured in the book are also included in the ‘Birding Sites’ section of this website which includes a separate section on birding sites in Morocco: coast and mountains

See these sites on a DVD

A book can provide lots of information but nothing gives you a better idea of what a place is really like than a DVD. Click here for details of the DVD which supplements the book perfectly.

Finding Birds in Morocco:

coast and mountains

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