The Ramsar reserve / Oued Massa Refuge
Journey from Agadir: 1 hour
This ibis, 60 to 80 cm high, with a bald head, black-bluish plumage, a long curved and red beak, lays two or three eggs in a nest made of branches and feeds on lizards, insects and other small animals. It lives in colonies on semi-arid rock faces and on coastal cliffs. The last viable wild population of bald ibis is found in Souss Massa National Park and on the neighboring coast.
Thanks to the joint conservation efforts of the administration and other partners, the colonies are being monitored and their numbers (estimated at 500 birds) have increased slowly but steadily.
- Little boy
- White spatula
- Gambra partridge
- Garish edicnema
- Brown Gull
- Goeland d’Audouin
- Eurasian curlew
The Massa reserve, established to protect the ecosystem of the estuary, allows you to take a beautiful walk and observe many birds (best observation periods: March, April and October). The observation is particularly interesting in the early hours of dawn and at dusk along the Oued Massa to the coast (5 kilometers on foot round trip).