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WESTERN SAHARA

Friday 24th March - Friday 31st March 2017

Mark Beaman

Golden Nightjar is THE bird of Western Sahara  (Mark Beaman)

Golden Nightjar is THE bird of Western Sahara (Mark Beaman)

Our first ever Western Sahara tour was a great success. Not only did we observe such star birds as Golden Nightjar, White-throated Bee-eater, African Dunn’s Lark, Desert Sparrow and Sudan Golden Sparrow, but we also scored highly on the mammals that have made spotlighting on the Aousserd Road famous: Sand Cat, Rüppell’s Fox, the wonderful Fennec Fox and Saharan Striped Polecat. You definitely do not go to Western Sahara for a big bird and mammal list (our bird list totalled 86 species and our mammal list 11 species): instead you go for some really great birds and some seriously fantastic mammals that are extremely hard to see elsewhere, plus a real adventure in a little-visited corner of the world.