Sandgrouse 29 (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 29 (1) Spring 2007

Sandgrouse
Syrian Serin Serinus syriacus May 2006, Syria © Aurélien Audevard

2 EDITORIAL
   
2 OSME NEWS
   
6 NEWS AND INFORMATION
   
9 AROUND THE REGION
  Compiled by DAWN BALMER AND KEITH BETTON
17 Waterbirds in microhabitats of Selke and Espand, in the Anzali Wetlands, Iran.
  ABOLGHASHEM KHALEGHIZADEH
35 The Birds of the Latian Dam and Lashgarak Area, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran - June 1972 to February 1976.
  DEREK A. SCOTT
53 Avifaunal surveys of the Latian Dam and Lashgarak Area, an important IBA for migrants in Iran.
  ABOLGHASHEM KHALEGHIZADEH & MOHAMMAD E SEHHATISABET
70 Preference of the White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala for wastewater reservoirs in the Judean Plain, Israel.
  EZRA HADAD & CHAIM MOYAL
79 Cyprus - the autumn 2005 raptor migration at the southeast peninsula (terminating at Cape Grec).
  TOBIAS ROTH & ANDREA CORSO
94 Notes on the European Bee-eater Merops apiaster in northern Iran.
  ABOLGHASHEM KHALEGHIZADEH
94 An observation of Brown Fish Owl Ketupa zeylonensis in Turkey.
  OSMAN YONTEM
95 Days in Iraq with the Basra Reed Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis
  OMAR FADHEL
97 PHOTOSPOT: Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregarious) in Syria.
  DAVID MURDOCH & MIKE BLAIR
98 Bird sites of the OSME region: Mheimideh - jewel on the Euphrates.
  DAVID MURDOCH
102 Observation of Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus in Armenia.
  ANDRAS SCHMIDT
103 The first record of Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae in Armenia.
  VASIL ANANIAN, BOSSE CARLSSON & JAN-MICHAEL BREDIER
105 Raptor migration at Kazbegi, Georgia.
  GEOFF & HILARY WELCH
107 First record of Carrion Crow Corvus corone for Lebanon
  RICHARD PRIOR
107 The first Siberian Accentor Prunella ocularis & Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus in Turkey
  SONER BEKIR
108 Plumbeous Water Redstart Rhyacornis fuliginosus - a new breeding species for Central Asia
  RAFFAEL AYE
111 LETTER TO THE EDITOR -
  SIMON ASPINALL & PETER HELLYER
112 REVIEWS & RECENT LITERATURE
Editor: Michael Blair OSME Editor
Features Editor Situation Vacant
Assistant Editor Situation Vacant
Editorial Committee Paul Goriup, Mike Jennings, Simon Aspinall, Dr Stephen Newton
Photographic Editor Paul Doherty
Design & Production Harry I. Scott
Identification Consultants C. G. Bradshaw,Arnoud B. den Berg & Steve Madge