Category: OSME Blogs

Northern Bald Ibis Update

Northern Bald Ibis Update

Chris Bowden, International Species Recovery Officer & SAVE Programme Manager, RSPB, reports the following good news: We’ve just heard from the team in Syria that all three adults, Odeinat, Salama and Zenobia, returned safely...

OSME Summer Meeting & AGM 2011

OSME Summer Meeting & AGM 2011

Saturday 16th July 2011, BTO, Thetford, Norfolk, UK The 2011 OSME Summer Meeting and AGM will be held on Saturday 16th July at the British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford, Norfolk, UK. Doors will open...

OSME Summer Meeting 2010

Azzam Alwash, Chief Executive of Nature Iraq and an OSME Vice-President. The 2010 Summer Meeting and AGM, held at the BTO headquarters in Thetford on Saturday 10 July, was bathed in glorious sunshine and...

The Birds of the Middle East

The Birds of the Middle East

The second edition of Birds of the Middle East has just been published. Written by Richard Porter and Simon Aspinall, it will be reviewed more fully in OSME’s journal, Sandgrouse but is obviously absolutely essential for any visitor...

Thanks to Keith Betton

Thanks to Keith Betton

While writing the above account of the 2010 Summer Meeting, I realised, with much embarrassment, that this is the first write-up since 2008. The main reason for my embarrassment though is that as a...

Ibis on the move

Ibis on the move

Following the successful, and ground-breaking, transfer of a small number of Northern Bald Ibis from the semi-wild population at Birecik, Turkey to the only known wild breeding colony in Syria, the birds are now...

The Nature of Iraq – from Marshes to Mountains

4 – 25 July 2010 at the BIRDscapes Gallery, Glandford in North Norfolk, England. Hosted by Nature Iraq and BirdLife International. A story in photographs and words of the work of Nature Iraq in a...

OSME Summer Meeting 2010

OSME Summer Meeting 2010

The Programme for this year’s OSME’s Summer Meeting and AGM is now finalised. It will be held from 11.00 on Saturday 10 July at BTO, Thetford, Norfolk. Doors open 10.00. All welcome. Speakers include...

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

As indicated in last year’s Chairman’s Report, OSME started 2009 facing a year of financial restraint but thanks to concerted efforts by all of Council and excellent financial planning and management by the Treasurer,...

32nd Annual General Meeting

32nd Annual General Meeting

Copies of the Minutes of the 31st AGM and the Accounts for 2009 will be available at the meeting. If you would like copies in advance please write to the Secretary, OSME, c/o The...

OSME News – from the Chairman of Council, Geoff Welch

OSME News – from the Chairman of Council, Geoff Welch

Like any organisation, OSME needs to constantly evolve and adapt to changes, especially in relation to its membership, conservation and research activities in the region and the wider global situation. One of the privileges...