OSME 44th Annual General Meeting

We will be holding this digitally via Zoom on Saturday, 26th November 2022, from 10.00 – 11.00 (GMT). You can register for the meeting using the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpcumpqDIiGNNOS4ogkEdI9dZmol_cEg4R Copies of the draft minutes of the 43rd...

Tracking Sociable Lapwings – your help required

The Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius is the most threatened bird in the OSME region and is the only species listed as Critically Endangered by BirdLife International. The Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris is also categorised as Critically Endangered,...

Nature Iraq – 20 years on

Guest blog by Azzam Alwash Nature Iraq began as EDEN AGAIN, a project that focused the world’s attention on the drying of the marshes of southern Iraq.  Our work was focused on informing the world that the...

Galala Raptor Count

Guest blog by Steffen Oppel Over the past years a lot of effort has been invested to protect migratory raptors along the eastern Mediterranean flyway – but are those efforts yielding results? Breeding territories of Egyptian Vultures...

Batumi Raptor Count – call for volunteers

After a successful crowdfunding campaign earlier this year, the Batumi Raptor Count team have confirmed they will continue their world-leading monitoring programme this autumn. Counters are required for a minimum of two weeks between August 12th and October...

Conference of the Birds

Guest blog by Joumana Medlej The hoopoe symbolises the spiritual guide nudging the other birds to set out. The “Conference of the Birds” is a 12th-century Sufi poem by Attar of Nishapur, that is a timeless parable of...