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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...

The OSME Region List (ORL) 2014 – the story so far

Matters came to a head when at an OSME Council Meeting in 2004 the question was raised as to which taxonomic authority OSME should follow in correspondence and publications. This came as a mild surprise because many...

OSME Summer Meeting 6 July 2013

Outgoing OSME Chairman, Geoff Welch, handing over to new Chairman, Rob Sheldon at the Summer Meeting/AGM. This year’s Summer Meeting, themed around monitoring bird populations in the OSME region, was again held at the BTO headquarters in...

OSME at the Birdfair 2014

OSME at the Birdfair 2014

14/02/2014, Mike Jennings, a founding member and long-term supporter of OSME, and Arabian bird expert extraordinaire, recently made a very generous donation of 2 copies of his ground-breaking ‘Atlas of the breeding birds of Arabia.’ OSME are...