Our Moroccan birding tour begins in fabulous Marrakech, but we will soon find ourselves winding up the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains away from the hustle and bustle of human activity. Woodland-cloaked slopes and alpine areas support North African endemics that include Moussier’s Redstart, African Crimson-winged Finch and Levaillant’s Woodpecker. After dropping down incredible mountain passes we then reach the coast at Agadir, where we will search the nearby lagoons and estuaries teeming with waterfowl, waders and gulls. However, our main target is one of the world’s most critically endangered birds, the Northern Bald Ibis or Waldrapp, now restricted to two colonies in Morocco and a few pairs in Syria. Moving inland, the countryside gradually becomes drier until we reach the spectacular red sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, near the Algerian border. Along the way we will search for specials including the rare Houbara Bustard, dainty Cream-coloured Courser, Desert Sparrow, African Desert Warbler and larks including Temminck’s, Thick-billed and Dupont’s.
Tour Dates: 20 Feb - 02 Mar (11 days)
Tour Price (Per Person) €1,850 * £1,570 * USD$2,580 * ZAR28,660
ON SPECIAL: €1,760 * £1,500 * USD$2,450 * ZAR27,260
Top Birds: Northern Bald Ibis, Moussier’s Redstart, African Crimson-winged Finch, Levaillant’s Woodpecker, Houbara Bustard, Cream-colored Courser, Desert Sparrow, African Desert Warbler, Temminck’s, Thick-billed and Dupont’s Lark
Top Mammals :Gundi
Habitats Covered: mountains, woodlands, coastal lagoons, open ocean, wadis, stony & sandy deserts, wetlands
Expected Climate: temperate and pleasant, cold in high mountains
Max Group Size: 12 & 2 leaders
Tour Pace & Walking: relaxed pace, some long drives, undemanding walking
Accommodation comfortable hotels: Ease of Birding easy open country birding.
Number of Species: Expected 170 – 200
Other Attractions: Atlas Mountains, medieval cities, Erg Chebbi dunes, shopping, great food
Photographic Opportunities: excellent
PRICE TO BE ANNOUNCED.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
Please note: these prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations.
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