OSME Summer Meeting 2014 The Wonder of Birds in the OSME Region

The OSME Summer Meeting and 36th AGM will be held at BTO Headquarters, Thetford, Norfolk on Saturday 5 July. The Programme is as follows. Non-members welcome. No attendance charge.

11.10 Latest update on the BTO satellite-tagged cuckoos.

11.30 An overview of the OSME Conservation and Research Fund. Rob Sheldon

12.15 The ecology and breeding behaviour of Black Larks in Kazakhstan. Johannes Kamp

13.00 Lunch break A range of sandwiches and drinks will be available for purchase.

14.00 36th Annual General Meeting

14.30 The Champions of the Flyway. David Lindo, The Urban Birder

15.15 Short break

15.30 The avifauna of Tajikistan – and some recent surprises. Raffael Aye

16.15 Reviving mid-winter waterbird censuses in the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Szabolcs Nagy

17.00 Drawing of raffle and closing remarks.

17.15 Close of meeting

DINNER.> We have again arranged a meal at the Mulberry restaurant in Thetford after the meeting. We hope you will be able to join us. Please contact Helen Demopoulos – events@osme.org– from whom further details can also be obtained.

DAVID LINDO, THE URBAN BIRDER, will have a stand at the Summer Meeting promoting the joys of bird-watching in urban environments.

OSME RAFFLE. On the day, a raffle will be held with a range of prizes. All profits will go towards the OSME Conservation and Research Fund that supports a range of projects throughout our region.

Sunday 6th July 07.30 – 10.30 Join us on a Breckland birding trip

Possibilities of seeing Eurasian Stone-curlew, Woodlark, Firecrest. Contact Phil Cannings

secretary@osme.org) to reserve a place and to obtain more details. We hope you can join us!

Getting to the BTO

By Rail to Thetford Station Thetford is on the Birmingham-Norwich line. From London travel via Cambridge. Taxis are available at Thetford station.

By Road The Nunnery is on Nuns’ Bridge Road which is off the A134 to the south of the town. To obtain a map of the area visit www.multimap.co.uk and enter postcode IP24 2PU. There is a large car park at The Nunnery.

Accommodation can be found in Thetford, Bury St.Edmunds, Norwich, Newmarket, Barton Mills.

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