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Review of Illegal Killing in the Mediterranean

Review of Illegal Killing in the Mediterranean

OSME has been informed by BirdLife International that the preliminary results from the review of illegal killing in the Mediterranean are now available online for public consultation. As previously explained, Birdlife is inviting relevant Governments, international conventions, hunting organisations...

OSME’s new look!

OSME has a new look website, that we hope our members and visitors find informative and user-friendly. This redesign is part of a package of improvements and developments that we hope to put in place over the...

The first breeding record of the Hypocolius for Kuwait and Arabia

The photograph above shows an adult male and female feeding three chicks at Jahra Pools Reserve. Photograph by Khaled Al-Ghanem. The first breeding record for Kuwait and Arabia of the Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus was discovered in Kuwait at Jahra...

OSME & The Bird Fair 2014 – some reflections

Mike Jennings, author of the Atlas of The Breeding Birds of Arabia, visiting the OSME stand Well, it seems like an age since Bird Fair 2014 and it was fantastic that OSME was again part of the...

Simon Aspinall Wildlife Education Centre

Turf cutting for the Simon Aspinall Wildlife Education Centre. Jack Aspinall (centre), NWT chairman, Martin Shaw (left) and HLF’s Philip Venning. Jack used Simon’s spade. Simon, who died from Motor Neuron disease in 2011, made a very...

The July 2014 issue of Wings and Waves

The Newsletter of the Society for the Protection of Wildlife in Lebanon (SPNL) in conjunction with Birdlife Lebanon and Birdlife International is available at the following link. http://www.zsl.org/science/events/biodiversity-and-conservation-in-the-m… Topics include: A report on Birdlife International’s 48th Global Council...

Latest on Aqaba Bird Observatory

Aqaba Bird Observatory gate © Feras Rahahleh. a) To visit the observatory requires only a ticket, which costs 7 Jordanian dinars for a day. Tickets are obtainable from the tourist information office in Aqaba and from some...

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO JOIN RAPTOR MIGRATION CENSUS IN TURKEY

Doga Dernegi the BirdLife partner in Turkey are establishing long-term population monitoring of raptors on their autumn migration. They are seeking experienced volunteers to join the monitoring teams in Adana Province. The full details are given below...

Volunteer for the Batumi Raptor Count 2014

“As every autumn, the Batumi Raptor Count seeks interested birdwatchers to participate in this absolutely extraordinary monitoring camp to record the fantastic migration of raptors along the Eastern Black Sea Flyway, in Georgia. This flyway is one...

RINGING OPPORTUNITY IN THE NORTHEAST OF TURKEY

Would you like to volunteer bird ringing stations run by KuzeyDoga Society in the northeast of Turkey where 63,434 birds of 198 species ringed in only 8 years! Ringers are needed to help with the autumn ringing...

See you at the Birdfair!

See you at the Birdfair!

It’s almost time for the birdwatching event of the year – the British Birdwatching Fair, or Birdfair for short, or some even refer to it as the Birdwatcher’s Glastonbury. Whatever you call it, it is the largest...

The Birdfair and Birding The Silk Road

The Birdfair is now getting closer, and is less than one week away. Along with the Summer Meeting, the Birdfair is a great opportunity for OSME Council and members to meet up and discuss birds, birding and...