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29th January 2022 – OSME’s next online Winter Meeting

The OSME online Winter Meeting: 29th January 2022 We’ll be holding an online Winter Meeting on Saturday 29th January. The meeting is free, and all members and non-members are invited to attend. The full programme is now...

Cyprus bird records: request for information

Peter Flint & Colin Richardson are preparing the third edition of The Birds of Cyprus (further details on ResearchGate). It will be a comprehensive and completely revised avifauna of the whole island of Cyprus to be published within the BOC (formerly...

OSME Chairman’s overview of 2021

Despite the ongoing global pandemic, 2021 was another very successful year for OSME with continued growth in our conservation work across the region. It was yet another exceptional year for our small grants programmes. In January we...

A Bird Camp on Cyprus

Guest blog by Robin Snape A Bird Camp on Cyprus had been discussed and planned since early 2020 in collaboration with OSME Youth Development Officer, Tomas Axén Haraldsson. Due to the prolonged pandemic, it has been postponed...

Raptor Count Lebanon 2021

Guest blog by Louis Junior Saad Despite all international birdwatchers cancelling their trips due to Covid and nationwide circumstances, the SPNL Raptor Count Lebanon, was held again at Hammana on Mount Lebanon overlooking the city of Beirut...

The southern marshes of Iraq

Guest blog by Laith Jawad with support from Mudhafar Salim and Salwan Abed This guest blog is by Laith Jawad, editor of a new book: “Southern Iraq’s Marshes Their Environment and Conservation”, published by Springer, Switzerland in...

BIRD RINGING FELLOWSHIP IN NORTHEASTERN TURKEY: SEP 1-NOV 15

Travel fellowship and a stipend for a licensed ringer at northeastern Turkey’s Aras River Ornithological Research Station, home to 302 bird species Eastern Turkey Bird Monitoring Project run by the University of Utah and KuzeyDoga Society will provide a fellowship to a licensed bird ringer with Palearctic...

OSME 43rd Annual General Meeting

We will be holding this digitally via Zoom on Saturday June the 19th2021 from 14.00 BST (13.00 GMT) for a maximum of an hour. Copies of the draft minutes of the 42nd AGM and the Draft  Trustee...