Sandgrouse 25 (2)

Sandgrouse is published by OSME and contains papers and short notes on the ornithology of the OSME region, provides bird and conservation news from the region and a comprehensive round up of bird sightings in the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

Sandgrouse Volume 25 (2) Autumn 2003

Sandgrouse Cover 25 (2)

Blad Ibis Geronticus eremita taken by Hanne & Jens Eriksen

82 EDITORIAL
   
83 OSME NEWS
   
86 NEWS AND INFORMATION
  compiled by GUY M. KIRWAN
92 REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION
   
93 Socotra: Yemen's special island
  RICHARD PORTER
103 Distribution and abundance of Tengmalm's Owl Aegolius funereus on Mount Pirin, south-west Bulgaria
  PETER SHURULINKOV, GEORGE STOYANOV, PETKO TZVETKOV, KOSTADIN VULCHEV, RUMEN KOLCHAGOV AND MIHAELA ILIEVA
117 A long-term bird survey of Kulu Golu, Turkey (2001-2002)
  IAN M. RICHARDSON
122 The status of desert birds in Kuwait
  P. J. COWAN AND C. W. T. PILCHER
126 Some moult data for raptors in Kuwait
  GEORGE GREGORY
132 Phenology of passerine migration in central Jordan
  FARES KHOURY
143 The first Siberian White Cranes Grus leucogeranus in Jordan
  NASHAT A. HAMIDAN
144 On the large gulls of the southern coast of Iran
  PHILIPPE J. DUBOIS
146 A European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola in northern Iran
  MANUEL SCHWEIZER
147 A new record of Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus in Syria
  DAVE A. SHOWLER AND DAVE S. FARROW
148 Further observations and probable breeding of Mongolian Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes mongolicus in Armenia
  VASIL ANANIAN AND SIMON BUSUTTIL
150 Second record of Swinhoe's Storm-petrel Oceanodroma monorhis at Eilat, Israel
  REUVEN YOSEF, MARTIN RYDBERG-HEDEN AND REUBEN NIKOLAJSEN
152 REVIEWS & RECENT LITERATURE
   
154 AROUND THE REGION
  Compiled by DAWN BALMER AND KEITH BETTON
Editor: Guy M. Kirwan
Features Editor Situation Vacant
Assistant Editor Dawn Balmer
Editorial Committee Mikael Blair, Paul Goriup, Mike Jennings, Rodney Martins, Peter L. Meininger & Dr Stephen Newton
Photographic Editor Paul Doherty
Design & Production Harry I. Scott
Identification Consultants C. G. Bradshaw,Arnoud B. den Berg & Steve Madge