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 32 (2) Autumn 2010
Cover photo: Cory’s Shearwater
Calonectris diomedea Eilat, Israel, 30 April 2010. © Amir Ben Dov
The birds of Wadi Rima: a permanently flowing mountain wadi in western Yemen revisited after 20 years.
Distribution, habitat and differentiation of the poorly-known black morph of Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens lugens in Jordan.
Fares Khoury, Marc I Förschler, Mohammed Janaydeh, Mansour Aliabadian & Abdel-Razzaq Al-Hmoud
New Important Bird Areas in Lebanon—a research and community conservation project March 2005–February 2008.
Nabil H Khairallah & Colin Conroy
First confirmed breeding record of Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius for Lebanon, 2009.
Eradication of the House Crow Corvus splendens on Socotra, Yemen.
Ahmed Saeed Suleiman & Nadim Taleb
On the validity of the ‘Steppe Grey Shrike’ as an independent species.
Evgeniy N Panov & Anna A Bannikova
First record of Wilson’s Phalarope Steganopus tricolor in the United Arab Emirates.
First record of White-crowned Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga for Iraq.
Shikra Accipiter badius breeding in Armenia.
Vasil Ananian, Karen Aghababyan, Siranush Tumanyan, Grigor Janoyan & Keith Bildstein
Breeding ecology of the White Stork Ciconia ciconia in two localities of Turkey.
Çagri Göcek, Aysegül Çiftci, Mehmet Siki & Piotr Tryjanowski
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca, a new breeding species for Egypt in a temporary artificial wetland near Aswan.
Dick Hoek,Haitham Ibrahim & Khaled Noby
Western Rock Nuthatches Sitta neumayer feeding their nestlings bread, Armenia.
News & Information.
Dawn Balmer (Compiler)
Around the Region.
Dawn Balmer & David Murdoch(Compilers)
Editor: Dr Peter Cowan
OSME Editor, Department of Biological Sciences and Chemistry, University of Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman
Editorial Advisors Vasil Ananian, Simon Aspinall, Paul Goriup, Mike Jennings, Dr Fares Khoury, Guy Kirwan, Dr Stephen Newton, Arend Wassink
Photographic Editor Paul Doherty
Reviews Editor Guy Kirwan
Identification Consultants Arnoud van den Berg, Chris Bradshaw, Andrew Lassey, Richard Porter