Category: News

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...

Booklet of Protection of Migratory Birds in Lebanon

The Lebanese bird conservation community is increasingly successful in its struggle to protect the millions of migratory birds passing over their narrow piece of land along the eastern Mediterranean. A pdf booklet free to download has been...

OSME’s first online Winter Meeting: 23rd January 2021

Following on from the success of our first-ever online Summer Meeting using Zoom, we’ll be holding an online Winter Meeting on Saturday 23rd January. The full programme is now available here. The meeting will be held using...

OSME’s 42nd Annual General Meeting

We held our first ever Zoom AGM on Saturday November the 28th and it was great to see so many members joining us from around the world. One of the few silver linings to the coronavirus pandemic has...

OSME is now on YouTube

We have recently set up a YouTube channel to enable us to post video content that is relevant to the work of OSME and the birds of our wonderful region. The first video to be posted is...

OSME online Summer Meeting – programme & registration

OSME will be holding our first online Summer Meeting using Zoom on the 15th August. We have an exciting line-up of speakers from across the OSME region covering Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Socotra and central Asia. There will also...

OSME’s first online Summer Meeting – save the date!

Saturday 15th August: 10.30-12.45 (BST) One of the few positive things to come out of the global coronavirus pandemic is the rise of online webinars, meetings and conferences. Whether these will totally replace the face-to-face meetings that...

Latest issue of Sandgrouse: free to download

Given the current extraordinary circumstances which have seen millions of people around the world confined to their homes, OSME has decided to make a pdf version of the Spring 2020 issue of Sandgrouse free for anyone to...

OSME Summer meeting and AGM postponed

Given the current global coronavirus crisis, OSME have taken the decision to postpone this year’s Summer Meeting and AGM that was due to be held on the 27th June. We will wait to see what the situation...