The group assembled at Menara Airport at 11:30am, some had travelled the day before and spent the night in
Marrakech whilst the rest of us arrived from Madrid with Easyjet at 11am.
We met our driver Ahmed who guided us to our bus but not before a torrential downpour had subsided. I can’t
believe it, I came away from Spain to enjoy some African sunshine all I get is cold miserable wet, weather!
Not a good start!
We loaded our luggage onto the bus and headed for the hills! The single species of bird that we found around
the airport which started off our list was Common Kestrel and that was all. We noted Barn Swallow and a
small flock of swift species on the way to our hotel but not much else other than House Sparrows and Collared
Doves in Ourika when we stopped to buy supplies for lunch.
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
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
ENCINAS BORRACHAS TRACK Today I met up with Paul and Claire who have also purchased a house in Gaucin and have been regular companions on my day tours and birding holidays over the last few years. We met early because we expected the ...View Report