On 18 May 2017, Rachid observed an immature Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis) at Jbel Moussa. The bird was migrating northward along with Short-toed Snake Eagles (Circaetus gallicus) and Honey Buzzards (Pernis apivorus) at an altitude of about 1500 m.
This is the first record for Morocco. In the Maghreb, the species was previously recorded in Tunisia but not yet in Algeria.
El Khamlichi, R. 2017. Première mention de l’Aigle des steppes Aquila nipalensis au Maroc. Go-South Bulletin 14: 101-105.