Working for birds in Africa


Sat, 12/29/2012 - 23:55 -- abc_admin

Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris Algeria

Image Credit: 
O. Peyre and G. Durand

Algeria is the second largest country in Africa and much of the interior is unexplored ornithologically. With over 400 species recorded including the endemic Algerian Nuthatch Sitta ledanti and some of the most important wetlands in the Mediterranean area, there is much to interest the visiting birder. Although Algeria's security situation is stabilising, there are still travel risks but French birdwatchers have been visiting the country again since 2002.

The purpose of this document is to provide a summary of Algeria and its birds for birders interested in the country and potentially planning a visit. The information has been put together from a number of sources and it is intended to add new information as it becomes available. As such, readers are welcome to submit contributions by e-mail to You should note that the names of birds used in this document are those of the African Bird Club checklist.

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