Sandgrouse 30 1

Sandgrouse is published by OSME and contains papers and short notes on the ornithology of the OSME region, provides bird and conservation news from the region and a comprehensive round up of bird sightings in the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

Sandgrouse Volume 30 (1) Spring 2008

Cover 30 (1)

Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus Hula, Israel 4 Oct 2002 � Hadoram Shirihai

22Revised checklist of the birds of Lebanon 1999-2007
 Ghassan Ramadan-Jaradi, Thierry Bara & Mona Ramadan-Jaradi
70Observations from 1998 – 2006 on the breeding population of Sooty Falcons Falco concolor on the Hawar Islands, Kingdom of Bahrain
 Brendan Kavanagh & Howard King
77Outward (autumn) bird migration at the Southeastern Peninsula and Cape Greco, Cyprus: the phenologies of regular migrants
 Tobias Roth
90The first Namaqua Dove Oena capensis for Lebanon?
 Tomas Haraldsson
90An observation of Eurasian Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatartes in Syria?
 Hans Ottelin
91Crepuscular foraging by Hoopoe Larks Alaemon alaudipes in the Kuwait summer
 P J Cowan
93Observations in Jerusalem of Common Swift Apus apus on the approach to the nest-site in high winds
 Ulrich Tigges
94Two new records for Arabia, autumn 2006
 Nick Moran
97Are migration pathways of European Honey Buzzards Pernis apivorus passing over Cyprus age-related?
 Nicolantonio Agostini & Michele Panuccio
100The first Namaqua Dove Oena capensis in Iraq
 Mudhafar A Salim
102Bird-trapping in Syrian oases; the ‘fig-bird’ trade
 David Murdoch
104Bird Sites of the OSME Region – 4. El Gouna, near Hurghada, Egypt
 Kai Gauger & Christoph Vollm
108First record of Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes for Turkey
 Kiraz Erciyas, Pinar ozcam, Nizamettin Yavuz, Sadik Demirtas & Ozden Saglam
111PhotoSpot- 1. Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens japonicus. 2. Common Crane Grus grus and Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo in formation.
 Amir Ben Dov
Editor:Michael Blair OSME Editor
Features EditorSituation Vacant
Assistant EditorSituation Vacant
Editorial CommitteePaul Goriup, Mike Jennings, Simon Aspinall, Dr Stephen Newton
Photographic EditorPaul Doherty
Design & ProductionHarry I. Scott
Identification ConsultantsC. G. Bradshaw, Arnoud van den Berg, Steve Madge