My Mauritania list (268)


I arrived in Mauritania in September 2016. I am birding in free time. Getting around the city and country is a bigger issue than in other countries I have worked in. Despite this the list developed well.

The list below was downloaded from e-bird.


Species Location Date
White-faced Whistling-Duck Lake Jintu, Bogue 10-Dec-16
Knob-Billed Duck Lake Mey Mey 30-Oct-16
Egyptian Goose Lake Ganky 11-Dec-16
Spur-winged Goose Lac Aleg 29-Oct-16
Garganey Dar El Barka 12-Dec-16
Northern Shoveler Central Lake, Nouakchott 14-Oct-16
Eurasian Wigeon F-Nord Lake 11-Nov-16
Northern Pintail Central Lake, Nouakchott 14-Oct-16
Eurasian Teal F-Nord Lake 25-Nov-16
Marbled Duck F-Nord Lake 25-Nov-16
Little Grebe F-Nord Lake 5-Nov-16
Black-necked Grebe F-Nord Lake 12-Nov-16
Greater Flamingo Taveragh Zeina district 15-Sep-16
Wilson's Storm-Petrel South of fish market 17-Jun-17
Black Stork Dar El Barka 12-Dec-16
White Stork Rosso road south 9-Sep-16
Northern Gannet South of fish market 16-Oct-16
Long-tailed Cormorant Rosso west side 10-Sep-16
Great Cormorant South of fish market 16-Oct-16
Great White Pelican Northern Outskirts Nouakchott 25-Sep-16
Hamerkop Eastern half of Rosso to Bogue road 30-Oct-16
Little Bittern F-Nord Lake 2-Jun-17
Dwarf Bittern F-Nord Lake 10-Jan-17
Grey Heron Rosso west side 10-Sep-16
Black-headed Heron Lake Ganky 11-Dec-16
Purple Heron Rosso west side 10-Sep-16
Great White Egret Lake Ganky 11-Dec-16
Intermediate Egret Gouraye 9-Apr-17
Little Egret Rosso west side 10-Sep-16
Western Reef-Heron South of fish market 23-Oct-16
Black Heron South west of Tekane 31-Dec-16
Cattle Egret Rosso west side 10-Sep-16
Squacco Heron Zaatar allotments 17-Sep-16
Striated Heron Dagana, Mauritanian side 31-Dec-16
Black-crowned Night-Heron Lake Jintu, Bogue 10-Dec-16
Glossy Ibis Lac Aleg 29-Oct-16
Sacred Ibis Lac Aleg 7-Apr-17
Eurasian Spoonbill South of fish market 18-Sep-16
Osprey South of fish market 17-Dec-16
Black-winged Kite Gouraye 9-Apr-17
African Harrier-Hawk Lake Mey Mey 30-Oct-16
Egyptian Vulture Cansado 27-Nov-16
Short-toed Eagle Western half of Rosso to Bogue road 30-Oct-16
Beaudouin's Snake-Eagle 10Km north east Gouraye 9-Apr-17
Booted Eagle Lac Aleg 29-Oct-16
Dark Chanting-Goshawk 10Km NW Keur Macene on new road 26-Aug-17
Gabar Goshawk Lake Jintu, Bogue 8-Apr-17
Grasshopper Buzzard Bogue district 30-Oct-16
Western Marsh Harrier Lac Aleg 29-Oct-16
Pallid Harrier Bogue district 30-Oct-16
Black Kite Lac Aleg 29-Oct-16
African Fish-Eagle Lake Ganky 11-Dec-16
Common Buzzard North Nouakchott waste water site 19-Nov-16
Black Crake Rosso west side 10-Sep-16
Baillon's Crake F-Nord Lake 18-Jan-17
Allen's Gallinule F-Nord Lake 6-Jan-17
African Swamphen Lac Aleg 29-Oct-16
Common Moorhen Central Lake, Nouakchott 14-Oct-16
Eurasian Coot F-Nord Lake 5-Nov-16
Stone-curlew SW of Teapot roundabout 22-Oct-16
Senegal Thick-knee South west of Tekane 31-Dec-16
Black-winged Stilt north Nouakchott 8-Sep-16
Pied Avocet South of fish market 18-Sep-16
Eurasian Oystercatcher Beach, W of Teapot roundabout 22-Oct-16
Grey Plover Northern Outskirts Nouakchott 7-Oct-16
Spur-winged Lapwing north Nouakchott 7-Sep-16
Black-headed Lapwing Lake Mey Mey 30-Oct-16
Wattled Lapwing Rosso west side 10-Sep-16
Kittlitz's Plover West Nouakchott pools 13-Sep-16
Kentish Plover West Nouakchott pools 13-Sep-16
Common Ringed Plover West Nouakchott pools 13-Sep-16
Little Ringed Plover Cinquieme Gardens  24-Sep-16
Greater Painted-Snipe Gouraye 9-Apr-17
African Jacana Dagana, Mauritanian side 31-Dec-16
Whimbrel South of fish market 18-Sep-16
Eurasian Curlew The old wharf, Nouakchott 6-May-17
Bar-tailed Godwit South of fish market 18-Sep-16
Black-tailed Godwit South of fish market 2-Oct-16
Ruddy Turnstone South of fish market 18-Sep-16
Red Knot South of fish market 2-Oct-16
Ruff West Nouakchott pools 24-Sep-16
Curlew Sandpiper South of fish market 18-Sep-16
Temminck's Stint Cinquieme Gardens  24-Sep-16
Sanderling West Nouakchott pools 13-Sep-16
Dunlin West Nouakchott pools 13-Sep-16
Little Stint West Nouakchott pools 13-Sep-16
Pectoral Sandpiper North Nouakchott waste water site 16-Apr-17
Common Snipe Central Lake, Nouakchott 14-Oct-16
Common Sandpiper West Nouakchott pools 13-Sep-16
Green Sandpiper Cinquieme Gardens  24-Sep-16
Spotted Redshank Northern Outskirts Nouakchott 5-Nov-16
Common Greenshank West Nouakchott pools 13-Sep-16
Marsh Sandpiper F-Nord Lake 26-Feb-17
Wood Sandpiper West Nouakchott pools 13-Sep-16
Common Redshank West Nouakchott pools 13-Sep-16
Cream-coloured Courser N2 40 km south of Nouakchott 1-Oct-16
Collared Pratincole Eastern half of Rosso to Bogue road 30-Oct-16
Slender-billed Gull South of fish market 2-Oct-16
Grey-hooded Gull South of fish market 3-Mar-17
Black-headed Gull South of fish market 18-Sep-16
Franklin's Gull South of fish market 23-Apr-17
Mediterranean Gull South of fish market 23-Oct-16
Audouin's Gull South of fish market 18-Sep-16
Yellow-legged Gull South of fish market 2-Oct-16
Lesser Black-backed Gull South of fish market 18-Sep-16
Kelp Gull South of fish market 20-May-17
Little Tern South of fish market 18-Sep-16
Gull-billed Tern Amzela 1-Oct-16
Caspian Tern South of fish market 18-Sep-16
Black Tern South of fish market 18-Sep-16
White-winged Black Tern South of fish market 4-Feb-17
Whiskered Tern Lac Aleg 7-Apr-17
Common Tern Cansado beach 27-Nov-16
Royal Tern South of fish market 18-Sep-16
Sandwich Tern South of fish market 18-Sep-16
Lesser Crested Tern South of fish market 2-Oct-16
Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse Lexeiba 10-Apr-17
Spotted Sandgrouse Northern Outskirts Nouakchott 23-Sep-16
Rock Dove Taveragh Zeina district 4-Sep-16
Speckled Pigeon Rosso west side 10-Sep-16
European Turtle Dove Northern Outskirts Nouakchott 23-Sep-16
Collared Dove Taveragh Zeina district 3-Sep-16
African Collared Dove Taveragh Zeina district 4-Sep-16
African Mourning  Dove Rosso west side 10-Sep-16
Vinaceous Dove Dagana, Mauritanian side 31-Dec-16
Laughing Dove Taveragh Zeina district 3-Sep-16
Black-billed Wood-Dove Gouraye 9-Apr-17
Namaqua Dove Taveragh Zeina district 4-Sep-16
Western Plantain-eater Woodland, 18 Km north east Gouraye 9-Apr-17
Senegal Coucal Rosso west side 10-Sep-16
Great Spotted Cuckoo Lake Ganky 11-Dec-16
Pied Cuckoo Amzela 13-Aug-17
Dideric Cuckoo 10Km NW Keur Macene on new road 26-Aug-17
Common Cuckoo Water plant, Riyadh, Nouakchott 13-Aug-17
Barn Owl Taveragh Zeina district 27-Dec-16
Plain Nightjar Bouhdida allotments 15-Oct-16
Common Swift Rosso west side 10-Sep-16
Plain Swift F-Nord Lake 16-Jun-17
Pallid Swift Lake Jintu, Bogue 10-Dec-16
Little Swift Taveragh Zeina district 3-Sep-16
African Palm-Swift Kaedi 10-Dec-16
Blue-naped Mousebird Taveragh Zeina district 3-Sep-16
Eurasian Hoopoe Taveragh Zeina district 5-Sep-16
Green Woodhoopoe north west Mederdra 25-Feb-17
African Grey Hornbill East of Aleg 29-Oct-16
Western Red-billed Hornbill Lake Mey Mey 30-Oct-16
Malachite Kingfisher Dar El Barka 12-Dec-16
Grey-headed Kingfisher 10Km NW Keur Macene on new road 26-Aug-17
Striped Kingfisher north west Mederdra 8-Oct-16
Pied Kingfisher Lake Ganky 11-Dec-16
Red-throated Bee-eater East of Bababe 10-Dec-16
Little Bee-eater Rosso west side 31-Dec-16
White-throated Bee-eater Amzela 1-Oct-16
Green Bee-eater Lake Mey Mey 30-Oct-16
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Taveragh Zeina district 4-Sep-16
European Bee-eater North Nouakchott waste water site 1-Apr-17
European Roller North Nouakchott waste water site 1-Apr-17
Abyssinian Roller north west Mederdra 8-Oct-16
Vieillot's Barbet Amzela 1-Oct-16
Eurasian Wryneck Nouakchott University 15-Oct-16
African Grey Woodpecker north west Mederdra 8-Oct-16
Lesser Kestrel Amzela 5-Feb-17
Common Kestrel Amzela 1-Oct-16
Red-necked Falcon Rosso west side 10-Sep-16
Lanner Falcon Lac Aleg 29-Oct-16
Ring-necked Parakeet Taveragh Zeina district 4-Sep-16
Senegal Parrot Taveragh Zeina district 5-Oct-16
Senegal Batis 28 Kms along N2 north of rosso 1-Jan-17
Brubru Lake Jintu, Bogue 8-Apr-17
Black-crowned Tchagra South west of Tekane 31-Dec-16
Yellow-crowned Gonolek South west of Tekane 31-Dec-16
Southern Grey Shrike Zaatar allotments 17-Sep-16
Woodchat Shrike Zaatar allotments 17-Sep-16
Eurasian Golden Oriole North Nouakchott waste water site 16-Apr-17
Piapiac Lake Jintu, Bogue 8-Apr-17
Pied Crow Rosso road south 9-Sep-16
Brown-necked Raven Northern Outskirts Nouakchott 23-Sep-16
Greater Hoopoe-Lark South of fish market 18-Sep-16
Bar-tailed Lark SW of Teapot roundabout 22-Oct-16
Desert Lark Atar-Hamdoun road 12-Mar-17
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark Rosso west side 31-Dec-16
Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark Amzela 1-Oct-16
Singing Bushlark north west Mederdra 25-Feb-17
Greater Short-toed Lark South of fish market 20-Nov-16
Eurasian Skylark Akjoujt, large woodland 30 Km SW of town 12-Mar-17
Crested Lark Institute of English 6-Sep-16
Sand Martin South of fish market 23-Oct-16
Rock Martin Atar, west side 11-Mar-17
Barn Swallow Rosso west side 10-Sep-16
Red-rumped Swallow North Nouadhibou Bay 28-Nov-16
Common House Martin North Nouadhibou Bay 28-Nov-16
Common Bulbul Rosso west side 10-Sep-16
Northern Crombec Forest, SE of Bogue 12-Dec-16
Willow Warbler Taveragh Zeina district 3-Sep-16
Common Chiffchaff Taveragh Zeina district 3-Sep-16
Western Bonelli's Warbler Taveragh Zeina district 4-Sep-16
Western Olivaceous Warbler Taveragh Zeina district 3-Sep-16
Melodious Warbler Northern Outskirts Nouakchott 23-Sep-16
Sedge Warbler F-Nord Lake 10-Nov-16
Marsh Warbler F-Nord Lake 22-Apr-17
Eurasian Reed Warbler Taveragh Zeina district 4-Sep-16
Savi's Warbler F-Nord Lake 18-Nov-16
Green-backed Camaroptera South west of Tekane 31-Dec-16
Cricket Longtail South of fish market 16-Oct-16
Winding Cisticola Rosso west side 10-Sep-16
Zitting Cisticola Rosso west side 31-Dec-16
Tawny-flanked Prinia Selibaby (22 Kms north) 8-Apr-17
Yellow-bellied Eremomela north west Mederdra 25-Feb-17
Eurasian Blackcap North Nouakchott waste water site 12-Nov-16
Garden Warbler North Nouakchott waste water site 9-Sep-17
Lesser Whitethroat Taveragh Zeina district 4-Sep-16
Western Orphean Warbler north west Mederdra 8-Oct-16
Subalpine Warbler Northern Outskirts Nouakchott 23-Sep-16
Sardinian Warbler North Nouakchott waste water site 19-Nov-16
Common Whitethroat Zaatar allotments 17-Sep-16
Spectacled Warbler North Nouakchott waste water site 19-Nov-16
Fulvous Babbler Lac Aleg 29-Oct-16
Brown Babbler Woodland, 18 Km north east Gouraye 9-Apr-17
Spotted Flycatcher Taveragh Zeina district 3-Sep-16
Black Bush-Robin north west Mederdra 8-Oct-16
Rufous Bush-Robin north west Mederdra 8-Oct-16
African Bush-Robin Lake Jintu, Bogue 8-Apr-17
Common Nightingale Zaatar allotments 17-Sep-16
Bluethroat Amzela 1-Oct-16
European Pied Flycatcher Taveragh Zeina district 3-Sep-16
Common Redstart Taveragh Zeina district 13-Sep-16
Common Rock Thrush North Nouakchott waste water site 19-Nov-16
Blue Rock Thrush Terjit 12-Mar-17
Whinchat West Nouakchott pools 13-Sep-16
Northern Anteater-Chat Amzela 1-Oct-16
White-crowned Wheatear Institute of English 6-Sep-16
Northern Wheatear South of fish market 18-Sep-16
Black-eared Wheatear City dump, Riyadh district 15-Oct-16
Desert Wheatear East of Aleg 29-Oct-16
Long-tailed Glossy Starling Lake Mey Mey 30-Oct-16
Chestnut-bellied Starling north west Mederdra 8-Oct-16
Greater Blue-eared Starling Amzela 1-Oct-16
Yellow-billed Oxpecker Gouraye 9-Apr-17
Pygmy Sunbird Lake Jintu, Bogue 10-Dec-16
Beautiful Sunbird Rosso west side 10-Sep-16
Western Yellow Wagtail Rosso west side 10-Sep-16
White Wagtail Arafat 1-Oct-16
Tawny Pipit SW of Teapot roundabout 22-Oct-16
Tree Pipit Zaatar allotments 17-Sep-16
Ortolan Bunting Amzela 1-Oct-16
House Bunting Hamdoun 11-Mar-17
Gosling's Bunting Foum Gleita (near Mbout) 8-Apr-17
Trumpeter Finch Hamdoun 11-Mar-17
White-rumped Seedeater Lake Jintu, Bogue 10-Dec-16
House Sparrow Taveragh Zeina district 3-Sep-16
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow north west Mederdra 8-Oct-16
Desert Sparrow Chemi New Town 26-Nov-16
Sudan Golden Sparrow Amzela 1-Oct-16
White-billed Buffalo-Weaver Lake Ganky 11-Dec-16
Speckle-fronted Weaver Lake Ganky 11-Dec-16
Little Weaver Lake Jintu, Bogue 10-Dec-16
Vitelline Masked-Weaver Taveragh Zeina district 13-Sep-16
Black-headed Weaver Rosso west side 10-Sep-16
Red-billed Quelea Rosso west side 10-Sep-16
Northern Red Bishop Rosso west side 10-Sep-16
Yellow-crowned Bishop Rosso west side 10-Sep-16
Black-rumped Waxbill Rosso west side 31-Dec-16
Red-cheeked Cordonbleu Lake Mey Mey 30-Oct-16
Red-billed Firefinch Rosso west side 10-Sep-16
Cut-throat north west Mederdra 8-Oct-16
Zebra Waxbill Rosso west side 31-Dec-16
African Silverbill Rosso west side 10-Sep-16
Village Indigobird Rosso west side 10-Sep-16

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