Category: OSME Blogs

Hypocolius Project – can you help?

The Hypocolius (Hypocolius ampelinus) is a target species for many birders visiting the OSME region, and it is the sole extant member of its genus and family. This small passerine has a relatively large range, with its...

Knot ‘EI’ again!

Dmitry Dorofeev and his team have been counting and ringing shorebirds in the estuary of the Khairusova-Belogolovaya River, Kamchatka, Russia for a number of years. In 2016, they marked 320 Great Knots with engraved yellow flags, and...

EI in the UAE: a story of one Great Knot

Earlier this year you may remember Dmitry Dorofev and Oscar Campbell wrote a guest blog about the sighting of a colour-ringed Great Knot observed in the United Arab Emirates. On 20 January 2017, Great Knot ‘EI’ was...

The OSME Summer Meeting and 39th AGM

The OSME Summer Meeting and 39th AGM will be held at BTO Headquarters, Thetford, Norfolk on Saturday 1st July. Doors will open at 10.00am for members and non-members to meet old and new friends over coffee and...

World Migratory Bird Day: Bar-tailed godwit

The different migration routes used by Bar-tailed Godwits (Jesse Conklin at TeamPiersa.org) With distribution and migration routes across many areas of the planet with vastly differing climates, the Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica is certainly a wading bird worth looking at...

Spring Sandgrouse vol 39-1

Receiving your copy of Sandgrouse is a sure sign of spring for OSME members! The spring issue of volume 39 is on its way to members and a Singing Bush Lark should start arriving on doormats in...

The bee-eater has landed!!

This weekend sees the official launch of an updated Arabic version of the Birds of the Middle East. Richard Porter is currently in Dubai at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature where he will be giving a...

Happy New Year from OSME

It has certainly been a busy and productive past 12 months for OSME. Over the last year we have seen the amount of money we have been able to provide projects through our Conservation Fund increase again,...

OSME supporting membership scheme

The conservation work that OSME can support across the Middle East, The Caucasus and Central Asia is heavily reliant on the number of members that support us. The majority of funds raised from membership subscriptions is spent...