Student placements in Kyrgzstan

The Ornithological Society of Kyrgyzstan is accepting applications for student and research placements for 2024! The Ornithological Society of Kyrgyzstan (OSKG) is based in Bishkek, the leafy capital of the Kyrgyz Republic. It aims to raise awareness...

Lake Nasser: an ecotourism treasure in Egypt

Guest blog* by Amr Hady *in English and Arabic In October 2023 a surprise, one must say, decision was issued by the Egyptian authorities to ban bird hunting in Lake Nasser. From a bird conservation point of...

FLY WITH US TO THE EYMİR ORNITHOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTER

Guest blog by Bahar Öksüzer Sevgili okuyucular, Herkese merhaba ben Bahar Öksüzer, Ankara Üniversitesi Biyoloji bölümünde eğitim macerama devam etmekteyim. Sizlere kendim ve diğer tüm gönüllü arkadaşlarım adına Eymir Halkalama İstasyonu’ndan yazıyorum. Hep beraber Eymir Ornitoloji Araştırma...

A glimpse into the Batumi Raptor Count of 2023

Guest blog by Fernando Gros and Eva Drukker Every autumn the skies above Batumi, Georgia open up to a spectacular phenomenon, where in a mere two-and-a-half months millions of raptors fly through this bottleneck, making their way...

Looking for signs of Shearwaters Breeding on Cyprus

Guest blog by Antaia Christou In Cyprus, seabird conservation efforts to date have focused on the breeding colony of Audouin’s Gull (Larus audouinii), Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis) and Mediterranean Shags (Gulosus aristotelis desmarestii) on the Kleides archipelago...

OSME 45th Annual General Meeting

We will be holding this digitally via Zoom on Saturday, 18th November 2023, from 10.00 – 11.00 (GMT). Copies of the draft minutes of the 44th AGM and the Draft Trustee Report and Accounts for 2022 will...

Socotra celebrates World Bird of Prey Day

Guest blog by Ahmed Saeed Suleiman On Yemen’s island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean we have held events to celebrate our Egyptian Vultures and other birds of prey for several years. This...

Swift Conservation in Iran: educating the public

Guest blog by Abraham Shokouhi  In the first guest blog about our Common Swift Apus apus Conservation Project in Iran in 2020 I mentioned that our work is greatly assisted by citizen science. We aim to continue...