Category: OSME Blogs

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...

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: https://osme.org/content/osme-annual-reports...

Happy birthday BBRC from your friends in the Middle East

Happy birthday BBRC from your friends in the Middle East

Happy birthday BBRC from your friends in the Middle East Sixty years ago, in 1959, the British Birds Rarities Committee produced its first report in the journal, British Birds. Since then many countries around the world have set up committees to...

The OSME Summer meeting and 41st AGM

The OSME Summer Meeting and 41st AGM will be held at BTO Headquarters, Thetford, Norfolk on Saturday 29th June. Doors will open at 10.00am for members and non-members to meet old and new friends over coffee and...

Bird Camp Lebanon 2019 5-8 April

After developing the Bird Camp concept at Besh Barmag in Azerbaijan during 2016-2017 we did one in Lebanon in October 2018. Bringing youth together from different countries to learn about bird and nature conservation, and in the process exchange...

OSME Chairman’s report on 2018, and the year ahead

The year 2018 was a hugely significant one for OSME as we celebrated our 50th anniversary. In 1968, The Ornithological Society of Turkey (OST) was launched, and in 1978 its geographical remit expanded and became the Ornithological...

The Arabic App of Birds of the Middle East

A key focus for OSME over the last year has been the production of a smartphone App version of the Arabic field guide to the birds of the Middle East. In April 2018 we were able to...

Chairman’s update on OSME’s 50th anniversary year

This year has been an important milestone for OSME as we reach our 50th anniversary. In 1968, The Ornithological Society of Turkey (OST) was launched, and in 1978 its geographical remit expanded and became the Ornithological Society...

Enjoying Iran’s Wildlife

Guest blog by Fardin Naziri I was born in countryside of Talesh county, at the edge of the Hyrcanian forests in the south-west of the Caspian Sea. The Caspian Sea was just one kilometer from our house and it...

Call for volunteers at bird observatories in the OSME region

Several of the bird observatories across the OSME region have regular openings for both volunteers, students and also paid positions. It is generally bird ringing or bird migration monitoring but also other activities. Below we list the...

The OSME Conservation Fund

OSME’s small grants programme is now known as the Conservation Fund and has been funding projects since the early 1980s. In recent years OSME Council has been working hard to grow the fund and to provide support for more...

OSME highlights from 2017

As we start to get to grips with 2018, it is worth reflecting on another good year for OSME and the conservation work across the Middle East, Central Asia and the Caucasus that our members support. The...