I Love Nature 8

Guest blog by Ikram Quttaineh from Palestine I am a 32-year-old Palestinian woman, holder of a master degree in rural sustainable development. Like many other Palestinians, I got to know more and more about birds by watching...

The 11th European Bird Curators’ meeting

Photo: the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History The 11th European Bird Curators’ meeting (EBC) will be held between the 24th and the 26th of September, 2019. It will be hosted by the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History...

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERING COUNTERS & TRAINERS FOR RAPTOR MIGRATION COUNT

RAPTOR MIGRATION COUNT LEBANON SEPTEMBER 2019 Lebanon is situated straight in the eastern Mediterranean flyway and sees the annual migration of hundreds of thousands of raptors, storks and other soaring birds. Very few studies have been done to document this...

BIRD RINGING FELLOWSHIP IN NORTHEASTERN TURKEY

Travel fellowships for licensed ringers at northeastern Turkey’s Aras River Ornithological Research Station, home to 292 bird species Eastern Turkey Bird Monitoring Project run by the University of Utah and KuzeyDoga Society will provide a fellowship to a licensed bird ringer with Palearctic experience between August 15...

Studying Cyprus Wheatear

Guest blog by Patrick Styles Cyprus wheatear in the Troodos Mountains have been studied since 2009 by Prof. Will Cresswell (University of St Andrews) and a succession of PhD students. The first work was carried out by...

OSME at the Spurn Migration Festival 2019

For the first time, OSME will be at the Spurn Migration Festival, celebrating the spectacle of autumn migration. Visit the stand for more information on OSME and the region that holds some of the most impressive migration...

Greeting from the Cradle of Civilization

Guest blog by Salwan Ali Abed from Iraq I started my ornithological adventure in 2005, when I did my first bird survey visit to the marshes of southern Iraq. It was the first time I was introduced to the...

OSME’s Annual Report and Accounts for 2018

OSME’s Annual Report and Accounts were approved at our Annual General Meeting at the BTO in Thetford, England on the 29th June 2019. These are now available on our website along with previous annual reports, see here: https://osme.org/content/osme-annual-reports...

A radical change in the sequence of Non-passerine Orders and Families in the OSME Region (For example, sandgrouse move to 9th from the top of 58 from 17th from the bottom)

OSME Region List 5.1 The OSME Region List has recently been updated and is now available on our website: https://osme.org/ORL​ IOC World Bird List v9.2 presents the difficult resequencing of the Non-passerine Orders, and the resequencing of many...

Happy birthday BBRC from your friends in the Middle East

Happy birthday BBRC from your friends in the Middle East

Happy birthday BBRC from your friends in the Middle East Sixty years ago, in 1959, the British Birds Rarities Committee produced its first report in the journal, British Birds. Since then many countries around the world have set up committees to...

The OSME Summer meeting and 41st AGM

The OSME Summer Meeting and 41st AGM will be held at BTO Headquarters, Thetford, Norfolk on Saturday 29th June. Doors will open at 10.00am for members and non-members to meet old and new friends over coffee and...

We Invite You to Join the Sarımazı Raptor Count

Turkey is home to one of the largest breeding populations of Egyptian Vultures in the world! An estimated 2000 pairs are living in Turkey – that’s around 25% of the global Egyptian vulture population. But also the...