Best of Morocco: Mountains, Deserts and Coasts

Saturday 6 – Thursday 18 April 2019

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Egyptian Nightjar

Close encounter with an Egyptian Nightjar, photo taken by Ruth on our last Birdwatching Trip

Join our special small-group tour as we explore the very best birdwatching locations in this exciting and vibrant country. With landscapes ranging from high mountains to steep gorges, sandy deserts and lush oases, coastal beaches and river estuaries, we will enjoy plenty of exciting birds set against the dramatic and beautiful landscapes of Morocco.

Moussiers Redstart male 1

Moussier's Redstart, photo taken by Ruth on our last Birdwatching Trip

Some of the highlight birds we will be looking for include:

Desert Sparrow male 2

Desert Sparrow, photo taken by Alan on our last Birdwatching Trip

Levaillant's Woodpecker, Bonelli's Eagle, Little Swift, House Bunting, Rock Bunting, Moussier's Redstart, Barbary Partridge, Crimson-winged Finch, Barbary Falcon, Lanner Falcon, Long-legged Buzzard, Trumpeter Finch, Cream-coloured Courser, Houbara Bustard, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Crowned Sandgrouse, Spotted Sandgrouse, Thick-billed Lark, Bar-tailed Lark, Desert Lark, Temminck's Horned Lark, Hoopoe Lark, Bar-tailed Lark, Seebohm's Wheatear, Red-rumped Wheatear, Desert Wheatear, Black-eared Wheatear, Maghreb Wheatear, White-crowned Wheatear, European Bee-eater, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Eagle Owl, Rufous Bush Robin, Desert Finch, Fulvous Babbler, African Desert Warbler, Brown-necked Raven, Marbled Duck, Ferruginous Duck, Greater Flamingo, Squacco Heron, Purple Heron, Black-crowned Tchagra, Wryneck, Western Bonelli´s Warbler, Western Orphean Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Western Olivaceous Warbler, Savi's Warbler, Moustached Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Red-rumped Swallow, Pallid Swift, Black-shouldered Kite, Tawny Eagle, Slender-billed Gull, Audouin's Gull, Red-necked Nightjar, Egyptian Nightjar, Bald Ibis, and many more.

Spotted Sandgrouse pair

Spotted Sandgrouse, photo taken by Ruth on our last Birdwatching Trip

We will be staying in superb hotels and lodges throughout the trip, which reflect the culture of hospitality in this wonderful country, and enjoying the local cuisine will play an important part of the trip. As always with Birdwatching Trips, we are running this as a small-group tour with just six guests, plus Alan and Ruth and an expert guide throughout the trip, as well as other local guides and drivers joining us during the tour, to ensure the highest levels of individual customer service and the best possible views of all the birds we encounter.

Castle in rocks

Dramatic landscapes, photo taken by Alan on our last Birdwatching Trip

This tour starts and ends in Marrakech.

What’s included:
Twelve nights’ accommodation in excellent accommodation, all ground transport in Morocco in a comfortable air-conditioned minibus, plus luxury 4x4 transport for our two days in the desert, all meals (breakfast, lunch and evening meal) from evening meal on Day 1 through to breakfast on Day 13, guiding by Alan and Ruth and an experienced English-speaking local guide throughout the trip, plus additional drivers and local guides as required, excursions as itemised in the full itinerary, entrance to all reserves.

Northern Bald Ibis bill open

Northern Bald Ibis, photo taken by Alan on our last Birdwatching Trip

What’s not included:
International flights to and from Morocco and any overnight accommodation involved, drinks, travel insurance, optional extra visits and excursions, items of a personal nature.

Black crowned Tchagra 2

Black-crowned Tchagra, photo taken by Ruth on our last Birdwatching Trip

The price per person sharing a double/twin room is £3750. Sorry but we will have to pass on a single room supplement of £600 for the trip.

To receive the full details of our Best of Morocco tour or to book your place on the trip, please email us on

We look forward to hearing from you and sharing great birds with you!

Sunset in desert

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