Category: News

Batumi Raptor Count – call for volunteers

After a successful crowdfunding campaign earlier this year, the Batumi Raptor Count team have confirmed they will continue their world-leading monitoring programme this autumn. Counters are required for a minimum of two weeks between August 12th and October...

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...

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...

The OSME online Summer Meeting: 12th June 2021

We will again be holding our Summer Meeting online and it is free to attend and open to all. The full programme is now available here The meeting will be held using Zoom, and please register as...

Raptor Count Lebanon – call for volunteers

Once again OSME is teaming up with the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) to repeat the successful count of migrating soaring birds in autumn 2019 made with the help of BirdLife Sweden and...

Dates for your diary

OSME Virtual Summer Meeting We are delighted to be holding another online summer meeting that will feature a range of presenters from across the region. This will take place on Saturday 12 June 2021 at 10:30am BST...

Arabic field guide App – new iOS update

Our free Arabic App was launched in April 2018 and so far has been downloaded almost 6000 times. This is an encouraging start and working with the NatureGuides, the App designers, we’ve made some improvements which we...

Egyptian Vulture – a Bird on the Brink

OSME are delighted to join forces with Birds on the Brink to co-fund a project on the Endangered Egyptian Vulture in Turkey. The project will be implemented by the BirdLife Partner, Doğa, and is a follow on...