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Morocco: the deserts

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Wednesday, 24 August 2011

A few kilometres south of Zeida is an area of plains which have become famous as the place in Morocco for Dupont’s Lark. This species however is notoriously elusive. Other birds here include Red-rumped Wheatear, Desert Wheatear, Trumpeter Finch, Shore Lark, Black-bellied Sandgrouse and, sometimes, Thick-billed Lark.

All the sites in this section are treated, in detail and with precise maps and directions, in my book ‘Finding Birds in Morocco: the deserts’

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Zeida plain

The larks and wheatears love the gaps between the tussocks

The taller tussocks of grass are often found on slightly raised ground which can be popular with Dupont’s Lark

A few kilometres south of the lark plains is a campsite called Timnay Camping with rooms, a restaurant and this birders’ log which gives details of where other birders have recently seen the larks. Please add your own observations, either in this book or, better still, in the Comments section below.