Die Schwalbenmöwe: Auftreten in Kalifornien und Westeuropa

Eine der Schönheiten in der Möwen-Familie, ist die Schwalbenmöwe (Xema sabini), die selten in Westeuropa vom Festland aus gesehen wird. Allerdings kann man sie auf pelagischen (off-shore) Fahrten mit dem Schiff oder von exponierten Beobachtungspunkten vor allem im Herbst beobachten. Schwalbenmöwen brüten auf Tundra an den Küsten der arktischen Meere. Sie zieht vor allem über… Continue reading Die Schwalbenmöwe: Auftreten in Kalifornien und Westeuropa

Looking for larks in Morocco, PART II

…. A pre-adult Thick-billed Lark (Ramphocoris clotbey) was the next mornings highlight. After spending the night not too far away from the town of Boumalne, I started the day already at dawn. Behind the village, the road winds back to a plateau. Because I missed the turnoff, I drove on and finally stopped in an… Continue reading Looking for larks in Morocco, PART II

African specialities on Bird-Lens

On the southern edge of the western palearctic, in Egypt, south of the Sahara, in southern North Africa are living some strange bird creatures which touch the borders of the western palearctic only. Sometimes they occur as a rare breeding species in countries like Morocco or Egypt or you can see them as a strangler… Continue reading African specialities on Bird-Lens

Looking for larks in Morocco, PART I

Many species of larks are one of the big treasures of Morocco. If you want to see the most larks in the Western Palearctic (in quality and even in quantity) you have to go for that north-african country which besides the larks offer much more birdingwise. Beginning of June might be regarded as already quite… Continue reading Looking for larks in Morocco, PART I

Cream-colored Courser with young in Morocco

Beginning of June might be regarded as already quite late to look for birds in the deserts of Boumalne du Dades (called Tagdilt), Morocco. But The Cream-colored Courser (Cursorius cursor) a bird of dry open country, preferably semi-desert is hatching the offspring at that time of the year. Thus a good chance to take images… Continue reading Cream-colored Courser with young in Morocco