Category: OSME Blogs

Globally Threatened Birds of the OSME region need your help

BirdLife International has just released the European Red List for birds having collated the latest data from right across Europe and reassessed the regional status of all regularly occurring native species. This publication has implications for the GLOBAL Red List status...

OSME and OBC jointly fund White-headed Duck surveys in Kazakhstan

OSME and OBC are delighted to announce we are joining forces to provide £2000 of funding for the further monitoring of White-headed Duck in Kazakhstan. ACBK, the BirdLife International partner in Kazakhstan is also collaborating with the Universities of Munster and Bielefeld,...

The OSME Summer Meeting and 37th AGM

The OSME Summer Meeting and 37th AGM

The OSME Summer Meeting and 37th AGM will be held at BTO Headquarters, Thetford, Norfolk on Saturday 4 July. Doors open 10.00 and talks start at 11.00. Come for coffee and meet old and new friends! Non-members...

Basra Reed Warbler – some concluding remarks

The Basra Reed Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis is listed as Endangered by the IUCN, and its breeding range is largely restricted to the Mesopotamian Marshes in southern Iraq. In many ways it is a typical Acrocephalus warbler inhabiting reedbeds and marshy habitats,...

OSME library finds a new home at the BTO

For a long time, the OSME library has been something of a mobile affair, housed by willing volunteers from OSME Council. In recent years, former Council member Guy Kirwan had the rather thankless task of looking after...

Monitoring White-headed Duck in Kazakhstan

In 2012, OSME’s Conservation and Research Fund provided The Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK) funding to initiate a study of the endangered White–headed Duck in central Kazakhstan. As well as receiving funding from...

Important OSME dates for your diary

Important OSME dates for your diary

The first month of 2015 has already passed and this year is turning out to be a busy one for OSME. The first deadline for applications for the Conservation and Research Fund has passed and there will...

OSME’s new look!

OSME has a new look website, that we hope our members and visitors find informative and user-friendly. This redesign is part of a package of improvements and developments that we hope to put in place over the...

OSME & The Bird Fair 2014 – some reflections

Mike Jennings, author of the Atlas of The Breeding Birds of Arabia, visiting the OSME stand Well, it seems like an age since Bird Fair 2014 and it was fantastic that OSME was again part of the...

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO JOIN RAPTOR MIGRATION CENSUS IN TURKEY

Doga Dernegi the BirdLife partner in Turkey are establishing long-term population monitoring of raptors on their autumn migration. They are seeking experienced volunteers to join the monitoring teams in Adana Province. The full details are given below...