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 36 (1) Spring 2014
Cover photo: Cream-coloured Coursers
Cursorius cursor, Judea plains east of Beit Kama, Israel, 26 September 2013. © Amir Ben Dov
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius in Syria during 2011: status, presence, habitat survey.
Nabegh Ghazal Asswad
The populations and distribution of the breeding birds of the Socotra archipelago, Yemen: 2. Shearwaters to Terns.
RF Porter & Ahmed Saeed Suleiman
Bird records from south-central Uzbekistan, 2010–2013.
Thomas Edward Martin, Valentin Nivet-Mazerolles, Cecile Landsmann, Mathieu Guillemin, Jérôme Dubos, Frédéric Vallejo & Valery Dombrovski
Further records of Small Buttonquail Turnix sylvaticus and ‘mangrove white-eye’ Zosterops sp in southwest Saudi Arabia.
Jem Babbington & Philip Roberts
Desert bird species found in the Afro-Arabian rift valley desert of the gulf of Aden and southern Red sea region.
The mystery of the ‘Syrian’ Serins wintering in northern Iraq is solved.
First record for Iran of Black-naped Monarch Hypothymis azurea, near Jask city, Hormozgan province.
Is the Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala displacing the endemic Cyprus Warbler S. melanothorax on Cyprus?
Peter Flint & Alison McArthur
From the Rarities Committees.
Ian Harrison (compiler)
News & Information.
Dawn Balmer (compiler)
Around the Region.
Ian Harrison & Chris Lamsdell (compilers)
Editor: Dr Peter Cowan
OSME Editor, Department of Biological Sciences and Chemistry, University of Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman
Editorial Advisors Vasil Ananian, Paul Goriup, Mike Jennings, Dr Fares Khoury, Guy Kirwan, Dr Mike McGrady, 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