Sandgrouse 26 (1)

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 26 (1) Spring 2004

Sandgrouse Cover 26 (1)

Sand Partridge Ammoperdix heyitaken by Paul Doherty in Israel in October

2 OSME NEWS
   
3 NEWS AND INFORMATION
   
6 REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION
   
7 Breeding bird atlas of the Ponor Mountains, western Bulgaria
  S. C. NIKOLOV AND V. P. VASSILEV
23 Bubiyan Island: a rich Kuwait avifauna
  E. RAMADAN, K. AL-NASRALLAH AND G. GREGORY
27 PHOTOSPOT - Black Lark Melanocorypha yeltoniensis
  A ROWLANDS
29 Significant bird notes from Lebanon during 2002–03
  G. RAMADAN-JARADI, T. BARA, M. ALMÉCIJA AND M. RAMADAN-JARADI
35 Breeding birds in central Arabia 1978–2003
  M. C. JENNINGS
48 Four new bird species in Yemen from Socotra
  S. J. ASPINALL, R. F. PORTER AND O. AL-SAGHIER
51 Another Swinhoe’s Storm-petrel Oceanodroma monorhis at Eilat
  B. GRANIT AND J. P. SMITH
53 The first Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis in Israel
  B. GRANIT AND J. P. SMITH
55 Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata: a new breeding species for Turkey
  G. AND H. WELCH
59 Ornithological observations in eastern Yemen, February–March 2002
  C. TOURENQ, M. LAWRENCE, M. SALEH, J. BIN OMRAN AND M. AL-KHOBANI
60 Range extensions and new information for some Iranian birds
  A. KHALEGHIZADEH AND M. E. SEHHATI
62 A Houbara Bustard Chlamydotis (undulata) macqueenii caught in Belgium and released in Saudi Arabia
  J. JUDAS AND C. VELTER
65 Breeding Striated Heron Butorides striatus in Israel
  Y. PERLMAN
65 The first Franklin’s Gull Larus pipixcan in Israel and the Middle East
  J. P. SMITH
67 The first Upcher’s Warbler Hippolais languida in Cyprus
  A. CORSO
68 Gourmet corvids of the Bosphorus
  DR A. KILIÇ
70 REVIEWS & RECENT LITERATURE
   
76 AROUND THE REGION
  Compiled by DAWN BALMER AND KEITH BETTON
Editor: Guy M. Kirwan & Michael Blair
Features Editor Situation Vacant
Assistant Editor Dawn Balmer
Editorial Committee 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