Category: OSME Blogs

Volunteer for the Batumi Raptor Count 2014

“As every autumn, the Batumi Raptor Count seeks interested birdwatchers to participate in this absolutely extraordinary monitoring camp to record the fantastic migration of raptors along the Eastern Black Sea Flyway, in Georgia. This flyway is one...

RINGING OPPORTUNITY IN THE NORTHEAST OF TURKEY

Would you like to volunteer bird ringing stations run by KuzeyDoga Society in the northeast of Turkey where 63,434 birds of 198 species ringed in only 8 years! Ringers are needed to help with the autumn ringing...

See you at the Birdfair!

See you at the Birdfair!

It’s almost time for the birdwatching event of the year – the British Birdwatching Fair, or Birdfair for short, or some even refer to it as the Birdwatcher’s Glastonbury. Whatever you call it, it is the largest...

The Birdfair and Birding The Silk Road

The Birdfair is now getting closer, and is less than one week away. Along with the Summer Meeting, the Birdfair is a great opportunity for OSME Council and members to meet up and discuss birds, birding and...

The OSME Region List (ORL) 2014 – the story so far

Matters came to a head when at an OSME Council Meeting in 2004 the question was raised as to which taxonomic authority OSME should follow in correspondence and publications. This came as a mild surprise because many...

OSME Summer Meeting 6 July 2013

Outgoing OSME Chairman, Geoff Welch, handing over to new Chairman, Rob Sheldon at the Summer Meeting/AGM. This year’s Summer Meeting, themed around monitoring bird populations in the OSME region, was again held at the BTO headquarters in...

OSME at the Birdfair 2014

OSME at the Birdfair 2014

14/02/2014, Mike Jennings, a founding member and long-term supporter of OSME, and Arabian bird expert extraordinaire, recently made a very generous donation of 2 copies of his ground-breaking ‘Atlas of the breeding birds of Arabia.’ OSME are...

Certificate of Recognition

While many of the problems facing birds and the environment in the OSME region will only be solved by the work of governments and NGOs, a great many individuals are selflessly devoting much of their time, energy...

Conservation and Research Fund news

Due to personal reasons, Christine Booth has regrettably decided to stand down as Chair of the CRF sub-committee. OSME would like to take this opportunity to thank her for all of the work she did to ‘professionalise’...

OSME Raffle 2013

OSME Raffle 2013

This year’s raffle will be raising funds to support work by Nature Iraq on the globally endangered Basra Reed Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis, one of the most threatened passerines in the OSME region. The species is classed as endangered...

New Council members request

New Council members request

OSME relies on its volunteer Council members in order to operate efficiently and we are currently seeking new members to join Council. Council members serve for 5 years and Council meets formally three times a year but...