Lac Sidi Boughaba

Kenitra  >  Morocco

The small lake Sidi Boughaba is located southwest of Kenitra. It is also a local recreation area and therefore has a lot of visitors, especially on weekends.

Added by Peter Zeller


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 Habitat

Wetland, Lake, Reedbeds, Scattered trees and bushes


Swampy, Flat

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Winter, Spring migration, Spring


Paved road, Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle, Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

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.

Birdingplaces Near

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.

View birdingplaces in the area that are published on Birdingplaces.eu


Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here


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