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Birdwatching the Rare Species in Morocco

Morocco has a really diverse habitat. More importantly some endangered bird species have their biggest colonies here!

Best time: March–April | October–November

Birdwatching the Rare Species
Birdwatching the Rare Species
Birdwatching the Rare Species

For the true bird lovers Morocco can now become a destination of a lifetime! The endangered northern bald ibis has its biggest colonies in the Souss-Massa National Park. It is located between Agadir to the north and Sidi Ifni to the south, and is an extremely diverse natural habitat. Here you can find not only the endangered bald ibis, but also ospreys, marbled ducks, flamingoes and warblers to name a few. Moreover there are a lot of wonderful remote beaches that stretch as long as the eye can see!

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What are some endangered bird species found in Morocco?

Several endangered bird species are found in Morocco, including the northern bald ibis, marbled duck, and bald eagle. Souss-Massa National Park, which is located between Agadir and Sidi Ifni, is particularly important for the northern bald ibis, which is on the Red List of Threatened Species. Additionally, this park is home to flamingoes and warblers, among others. Show more

Where is Souss-Massa National Park located?

Souss-Massa National Park is situated between Agadir and Sidi Ifni, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Souss River to the north. This 33,000-hectare park is vital for birdwatching and preserving the unique ecosystems of Morocco's coastal regions. Show more

When is the best time to visit Morocco for birdwatching?

To watch large flocks of birds, the recommended time to visit Morocco is during the spring and fall migration periods from March to April and from October to November. Aside from abundant birdlife, the weather during these periods is moderate and comfortable for birdwatchers. Show more

What other types of birds can be found in Souss-Massa National Park?

Souss-Massa National Park is identified for more than the threatened northern bald ibis, housing different bird species such as marbled duck, ospreys, warblers, egrets, and several types of gulls. The coastal area of the park is also a habitat for saltwater-adapted species such as flamingoes, cormorants, and different shorebirds. Show more

Are there any other attractions in Morocco besides birdwatching?

In addition to birdwatching, Morocco richly offers various attractions such as the souks of Marrakech and Fes, hiking in the Atlas Mountains, enjoying the scenic coastline beaches, and the unique Moroccan cuisine, which combines Arabic, Jewish, and French flavors. Show more

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