Country Profiles

Afghanistan  – Armenia  – Azerbaijan  – Bahrain  – Cyprus  – Egypt  – Georgia  – Iran  – Iraq  – Israel  – Jordan  – Kazakhstan  – Kuwait  – Kyrgyzstan  – Lebanon  – Oman  – Qatar  – Saudi Arabia  – South West Russia  – Syria  – Tajikistan  – Türkiye  – Turkmenistan  – United Arab Emirates  – Uzbekistan  – Yemen 

Blue-capped Redstart Phoenicurus caeruleocephala. Photo: Askar Isabekov

OSME Council members and local experts are currently creating profiles for the constituent countries of the region. We hope that these will provide useful sources of information about these countries, especially for those planning to visit them.

The profiles include information about the country and its birdlife, details of wildlife and birdwatching organisations active in the area, and sections on speciality species and ornithological interest. Also included are short essential reading lists and useful links, including historical trip reports.