Category: OSME Blogs

Request for recordings of bird sounds

Request for recordings of bird sounds

Bloomsbury are doing an eBook of Birds of the Middle East (Porter & Aspinall (2010) and it is planned to include bird sounds. Most of these have been obtained but there are still a few outstanding and...

OSME Summer Meeting 2012

OSME Summer Meeting 2012

The 2012 Summer Meeting and AGM on Saturday 7 July were again held at the BTO headquarters in Thetford and attended by 43 members and guests. The day had the theme of migration and the first speaker,...

Raffle 2012 – results

Raffle 2012 – results

The winners of this year’s raffle in support of research and conservation of White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala in Kazakhstan were: 1st Opticron Imagic BGA SE 8×42 binoculars (value £439)- S Starling 2nd Naturetrek voucher for £250 – E Moran...

2012 Annual Prize Draw

2012 Annual Prize Draw

Proceeds will be used to support the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan White-headed Duck conservation project 1st Opticron Imagic BGA SE 8×42 binoculars (value £439) 2nd Naturetrek voucher for £250 3rd Birdguides – BWPi:...

Champions of the Flyway- Birdrace

On the 1st of April 2014 The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI – Birdlife International Partner) hosted the first ever ‘Champions of the Flyway’ 24 hour bird race in Eilat. The event is...

BirdLife International Middle East Partnership

BirdLife International Middle East Partnership

World Migratory Bird Day to be celebrated during the 10th BirdLife Middle East Partnership Meeting in Sulaimaniya, Iraqi Kurdistan. Date: 11-14 May 2012 Location: Sulaimaniya, Iraq Nature Iraq, BirdLife in Iraq, is proud to announce that the...

Obituary: Professor Edward Ivanovich Gavrilov

Obituary: Professor Edward Ivanovich Gavrilov

Edward Gavrilov was born on 8 October 1933 at Veronezsh, Russia. It was here that he graduated from the Department of Zoology in 1956. After graduation his interest in birds began and his first studies were based...

Obituary: Simon Aspinall

Obituary: Simon Aspinall

Every now and again someone comes along who touches our lives and makes a difference. Simon Aspinall was one such person. When he died in October 2011, after bravely living with motor neurone disease for four years,...

International conference “Conservation of steppe and semidesert ecosystems in Eurasia, will be held in Almaty (Kazakhstan), on March 13-14, 2013

Conference topics: Study of steppe and semidesert ecosystems and biodiversity Biology of steppe and semidesert animal and plant species Design and establishment of protected areas in open landscapes Best practices and recommendations for sustainable use of bioresources...

OSME Summer Meeting 2011, Saturday 16 July 2011

Speakers at the 2011 Summer Meeting, left to right: Geoff Welch, Phil Cannings, Guy Kirwan, Sal Cooke, Jeff Gordon and Andrew Lassey (Ian Harrison/OSME) After last year’s Middle Eastern weather, things were ‘back to normal’ for this...

Minutes of the 33rd Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 16th July 2011 at the premises of the British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford, Norfolk, UK

Minutes of the 33rd Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 16th July 2011 at the premises of the British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford, Norfolk, UK

Members Present –. Dawn Balmer, John Bartley, Pat Bartley, Colin Bates, Christine Booth, Phil Cannings, Mick Carroll, Sal Cooke, Elaine Cowan, Peter Cowan, Helen Demopoulos, Jeff Gordon, Andrew Grieve, Ian Harrison, Phil Heath, Mike Jennings, Guy Kirwan, Chris...