A unique birding tour across North Morocco and coastal Spain

A fantastic combination of iconic species in a variety of wetlands

Marsh Owl, Double-spurred Francolin and other gems of the Maghreb

Iconic birds of North Morocco

This birdwatching tour is focused in the wetlands along the Atlantic coast of Northern Morocco. We start and finish in Spain, hence adding a bit of birding in Europe as well. Join us across a variety of wetlands to find very localized birds such as the endemic subspecies of Marsh Owl and Double-spurred Francolin. This tour is recommended for small private groups, groups of birding friends or families.

Tour itinerary

Day 1: Meeting and Strait of Gibraltar

We will meet in Málaga around 13:00 and head towards the Strait of Gibraltar. There will be time for some birding in the afternoon.

Night in the area of Algeciras.



Moroccan highlights include:

  • Brown-throated Martin
  • Double-spurred Francolin ayesha
  • Marsh Owl tingitanus,
  • Maghreb Magpie
  • Red-knobbed Coot
  • Common Bulbul
  • African Chaffinch

We should enjoy good numbers of Marsh Harriers and Black-winged Kites.

Waders and water birds in general represent a big deal of the avian life on this tour. Chances on Black-crowned and Squacco Herons.

Gulls and terns are well represented, with species such as Audouin's Gull, Slender-billed Gull, Caspian Tern and Sandwich Tern.


Plain Tiger Butterflies may be active if good weather.

13-19 November 2024 (7 days)

* You can also book this as a private tour with guaranteed departure or on different dates (recommended from October till March)

FARES (2024)
Rates per person: 1600 €
Single supplement: +200 €

Min 3, max 6 trippers + guide

Álvaro Peral

Tour leader: Álvaro Peral

- Transport on road and boats/ferrys
- Guidance by Álvaro Peral
- Accomodation (6 nights)
- All food
- Basic insurance
- All taxes and entry fees

- Flights
- Any drinks
- Personal costs
- Travel insurance

This is a multi-base holidays. We'll be based in a range of appartments/hotels in Tarifa, Larache and Rabat surroundings.


What trippers say

It's been my second time birding in Morocco with Wild Andalucia. This time I can outline the great views of Marsh Owl and Francolin -supposed to be quite tricky to find!-. Thanks again for this great holidays Alvaro

Thomas H., Germany

We guide this bird watching tour in Morocco by means of Andalucía Slow Tours, S.L., a local travel agency accredited by the Spanish Tourist Board with number CIAN 297083-2.