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Oukaimeden

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A good and accessible place to view some endemic Atlas high mountain birds.

Added by Maurice de Graaf

Description

Oukaimeden is a ski resort. Once the snow resided in spring the alpine meadows house nice species such as Red-billed Chough, Yellow-billed Chough, Rock Sparrow, Crimson-winged Finch (African) ( Rhodopechys alienus ), Seebohms Wheatear and the local subspiecies of Horned Lark. On the way up to the village there is a good chance to see Moussier's Redstart and Levaillant's Woodpecker.

Details

Access

You can drive to village, park there and walk the hilly meadows.

Terrain and Habitat

Mountain, Grassland

Conditions

Hilly

Circular trail

No

Is a telescope useful?

Yes

Good birding season

Spring

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Paved road, Unpaved road, Wide path

Difficulty walking trail

Average walk

Accessible by

Foot

Birdwatching hide / platform

No

Extra info

The meadows are not too steep, but they will catch your breath due to the altitude. Take your time, walk slowly and enjoy the birds!

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Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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