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

Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris Algeria

Image Credit: 
O. Peyre and G. Durand

Algeria is the 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 birdwatchers have been visiting the country again in recent years. The reports attached will be very useful for new birders in Algeria.

We have received few trip reports from Algeria in recent years so are delighted to be able to add this report from David McLachlan-Karr which describes a successful trip to find the endemic Algerian Nuthatch. It includes some excellent photos and a list of other birds seen. *Download this report.

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 [email protected].

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