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A lady birder in Egypt

Guest blog by Basma Sheta I am Basma Sheta, from Damietta on the north coast of Egypt. I have a PhD in Zoology, specializing in bird ecology. The study of birds was one of the most beautiful...

Volunteering In Lebanon

A guest blog by Valentine Moser from Switzerland This autumn I spent two weeks volunteering in Lebanon in support of the project RaptorCountLebanon2019.  Watching from our viewing platform overlooking Beirut and the Mediterranean Sea was a great experience! I...

I Love Nature 8

Guest blog by Ikram Quttaineh from Palestine I am a 32-year-old Palestinian woman, holder of a master degree in rural sustainable development. Like many other Palestinians, I got to know more and more about birds by watching...

The 11th European Bird Curators’ meeting

Photo: the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History The 11th European Bird Curators’ meeting (EBC) will be held between the 24th and the 26th of September, 2019. It will be hosted by the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History...

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERING COUNTERS & TRAINERS FOR RAPTOR MIGRATION COUNT

RAPTOR MIGRATION COUNT LEBANON SEPTEMBER 2019 Lebanon is situated straight in the eastern Mediterranean flyway and sees the annual migration of hundreds of thousands of raptors, storks and other soaring birds. Very few studies have been done to document this...

BIRD RINGING FELLOWSHIP IN NORTHEASTERN TURKEY

Travel fellowships for licensed ringers at northeastern Turkey’s Aras River Ornithological Research Station, home to 292 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 experience between August 15...

Studying Cyprus Wheatear

Guest blog by Patrick Styles Cyprus wheatear in the Troodos Mountains have been studied since 2009 by Prof. Will Cresswell (University of St Andrews) and a succession of PhD students. The first work was carried out by...

OSME at the Spurn Migration Festival 2019

For the first time, OSME will be at the Spurn Migration Festival, celebrating the spectacle of autumn migration. Visit the stand for more information on OSME and the region that holds some of the most impressive migration...

Greeting from the Cradle of Civilization

Guest blog by Salwan Ali Abed from Iraq I started my ornithological adventure in 2005, when I did my first bird survey visit to the marshes of southern Iraq. It was the first time I was introduced to the...

OSME’s Annual Report and Accounts for 2018

OSME’s Annual Report and Accounts were approved at our Annual General Meeting at the BTO in Thetford, England on the 29th June 2019. These are now available on our website along with previous annual reports, see here: http://osme.org/content/osme-annual-reports...