The lagoon of Moulay Bousselham with an area of 4500 ha is one of the largest and most famous bird
watching sites in Morocco. Many species nest, winter, or transit through their migration. It is possible to rent a
boat with a guide to explore the lagoon but do not forget that bird watching is not an easy thing, it requires
discretion, a good guide, good binoculars, patience and luck! The best observation period is in winter, at the time
of passage or wintering of Palaeartic migrator birds.
We have repeatedly observed impressive quantities and a great variety of birds (Common Shelducks, Caspian Terns, Black-headed Gulls, Tussock Ducks, Whistling ducks, Mallards, Coots, Avocets, Plovers, Sandpipers, Pink Flamingos, Eurasian Curlews, Eurasian Spoonbills...).
The village stretches along the coast on a cliff overlooking the ocean and a large sandy beach revealing
areas of rocks at low tide where seabirds come to fish.
The beach is beautiful, it would be great if it was better maintained to limit the waste rejected by the ocean and those left by some visitors.
We recommend to discover the site off-season periods. Avoid July-August and do not hesitate to spend several nights on the spot.