Trip Reports

Central Morocco March 2011

The group assembled at Menara Airport at 8pm and after visiting the bureau de change we met our driver
Ahmed who guided us to our bus, we then set off for our hotel in the Ourika Valley. It was dark so no birds were 
recorded on this first day. We sat down for dinner at 9pm and enjoyed our first meal of chicken tajine, it was 
delicious. 

We awoke to a glorious day with a clear blue sky, no wind and a cool temperature but not too cold! As we left 
the hotel foyer we discovered what a fabulous position the hotel was in, we could see right up the valley to the 
snow covered peaks of the High Atlas. A morning mist enshrouded the peaks and a bright half-moon peaked 
through the mist to add a touch of mysticism to the scene. As a Nightingale sang we savoured the wonderful 
Moroccan ambiance, then Harvey shouted out “I’ve got a Great Tit here” and the magical spell was broken! 

 

Download Trip Report (187 KB)

Latest Trip Reports

  • TARIFA - AUTUMN MIGRATION TOUR - 2018 TOUR 2 : Sunday, September 9, 2018 - Sunday, September 16, 2018

    This was our second consecutive Autumn Migration Tour FOR 2018, it fell just short of the mark with regards to large raptor movements, we did see a few thousand birds but not en-masse as in the first week. Passerine migration was also po...

    View Report
  • DAY TOUR - 6TH AUGUST 2018 : Monday, August 6, 2018 - Monday, August 6, 2018

    RIO GUADIARO AT ESTACION DE CORTES Dawn and I were joined by John McClure, our American friend and budding birder also from Gaucin,  for an afternoon of birding by the river. We just sat under our favourite tree and whiled away t...

    View Report
  • DAY TOUR - ANDALUCIA : Saturday, July 28, 2018 - Saturday, July 28, 2018

    MARCHENILLA TRACK AND RIO HOZGARGANTE Today, Dawn and I met up with Mary, a birder from New Mexico and John, also an American, but who lives in Gaucin and is a good friend of ours. Mary is visiting John for a few days and insisted on ...

    View Report