You can find some great species at the Sidi Boughaba lake like the Red-knobbed Coot, Purple Swamphen, White-headed Duck, Ferruginous Duck and rarely the Marsh Owl. In winter there can be well over 100 White-headed Duck on the lake.
From Kenitra you drive on the P4266 southwest out of the city. As soon as the road comes to the lake you can turn sharply left to the lake. You can park either at the northwest end or on the eastern side of the lake.
Terrain and HabitatWetland, Lake, Reedbeds, Scattered trees and bushes
Is a telescope useful?Yes
Good birding seasonAll year round
Best time to visitWinter, Spring migration, Spring
RoutePaved road, Wide path
Difficulty walking trailEasy
Accessible byFoot, Bicycle, Car
Birdwatching hide / platformNo
The Marsh Owl can rarely be seen late at night at the northern end of the lake. The Marsh Owl probably does not breed in this area. It is assumed that these are induviduals who can no longer find any territory in Merja Zerga, located in the north.
A dam juts into the sea to the northwest of the lake near the Sebou River delta. From the dam you can do sea watching and watch Cory's Shearwater and various terns.