Sandgrouse 30 (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 30 (1) Spring 2008

Cover 30 (1)

Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus Hula, Israel 4 Oct 2002 � Hadoram Shirihai

2 Editorial
3 OSME NEWS
6 NEWS AND INFORMATION
14 AROUND THE REGION
  Compiled by DAWN BALMER AND KEITH BETTON
22 Revised checklist of the birds of Lebanon 1999-2007
  Ghassan Ramadan-Jaradi, Thierry Bara & Mona Ramadan-Jaradi
70 Observations from 1998 - 2006 on the breeding population of Sooty Falcons Falco concolor on the Hawar Islands, Kingdom of Bahrain
  Brendan Kavanagh & Howard King
77 Outward (autumn) bird migration at the Southeastern Peninsula and Cape Greco, Cyprus: the phenologies of regular migrants
  Tobias Roth
90 The first Namaqua Dove Oena capensis for Lebanon?
  Tomas Haraldsson
90 An observation of Eurasian Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatartes in Syria?
  Hans Ottelin
91 Crepuscular foraging by Hoopoe Larks Alaemon alaudipes in the Kuwait summer
  P J Cowan
93 Observations in Jerusalem of Common Swift Apus apus on the approach to the nest-site in high winds
  Ulrich Tigges
94 Two new records for Arabia, autumn 2006
  Nick Moran
97 Are migration pathways of European Honey Buzzards Pernis apivorus passing over Cyprus age-related?
  Nicolantonio Agostini & Michele Panuccio
100 The first Namaqua Dove Oena capensis in Iraq
  Mudhafar A Salim
102 Bird-trapping in Syrian oases; the 'fig-bird' trade
  David Murdoch
104 Bird Sites of the OSME Region - 4. El Gouna, near Hurghada, Egypt
  Kai Gauger & Christoph Vollm
108 First record of Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes for Turkey
  Kiraz Erciyas, Pinar ozcam, Nizamettin Yavuz, Sadik Demirtas & Ozden Saglam
111 PhotoSpot- 1. Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens japonicus. 2. Common Crane Grus grus and Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo in formation.
  Amir Ben Dov
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 van den Berg, Steve Madge