Category: Guest Blogs

Nature Iraq – 20 years on

Guest blog by Azzam Alwash Nature Iraq began as EDEN AGAIN, a project that focused the world’s attention on the drying of the marshes of southern Iraq.  Our work was focused on informing the world that the...

Galala Raptor Count

Guest blog by Steffen Oppel Over the past years a lot of effort has been invested to protect migratory raptors along the eastern Mediterranean flyway – but are those efforts yielding results? Breeding territories of Egyptian Vultures...

Conference of the Birds

Guest blog by Joumana Medlej The hoopoe symbolises the spiritual guide nudging the other birds to set out. The “Conference of the Birds” is a 12th-century Sufi poem by Attar of Nishapur, that is a timeless parable of...

Worlds Collide – Migration through the Bottleneck

Guest blog by Nicholas Rodd  About the film: Batumi, Georgia is home to one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles. Over a million birds of prey pass through a narrow bottleneck. Below them, scientists and birders eagerly...

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...