Tagged: Turkey

Egyptian Vulture – a Bird on the Brink

OSME are delighted to join forces with Birds on the Brink to co-fund a project on the Endangered Egyptian Vulture in Turkey. The project will be implemented by the BirdLife Partner, Doğa, and is a follow on...

Turkey’s Largest Egyptian Vulture Breeding Area

Guest blog by Şafak Arslan of Doga The Egyptian Vulture is globally threatened and among the species in most rapid decline across its range including the Eastern Europe populations. Previous studies by Doga (the BirdLife Partner in...

Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus

Vulture News from the Middle East

The following short vulture updates from across the Middle East are reproduced with the permission of the IUCN Vulture Specialist Group. They are taken from the Vulture Specialist Group newsletter (issue 11). If you are interested in...

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...

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...

The 19th Turkey Bird Conference

The 19th Turkey Bird Conference The 19th Turkey Bird Conference will take place on the 17th -22nd May 2019, in Mersin, Camliyayla. The conference will be organized by Doga, BirdLife Turkey, and Camliyayla Municipality and Kizilkaya Society, the...

I love Nature 6

Guest blog by Berken Demir from Turkey Hello, My name is Berkan Demir, I am 20 years old. I live in Turkey’s one of most beautiful places near Aras River Bird Paradise, in Yukarı Çıyrıklı Village of...

Doga: Fifteen Years in Bird Conservation in Turkey

Guest blog by Güven Eken​ Located at the junction of three continents, Asia, Africa and Europe, Turkey hosts an exceptionally rich and diverse avifauna. 485 bird species are recorded, of which at least 370 occur regularly. This accounts for...

Call for volunteers at bird observatories in the OSME region

Several of the bird observatories across the OSME region have regular openings for both volunteers, students and also paid positions. It is generally bird ringing or bird migration monitoring but also other activities. Below we list the...

Turkish Bird Records Committee

Kerem Ali Boyla reports that Turkish birdwatchers have set up a committee to assess claims of rare bird sightings. The Turkish Bird Records Committee (TBRC) was formed in 2015. It is co-owner of the Turkish eBird Portal,...

European Breeding Bird Atlas 2: an appeal for help

Guest blog from Mark Eaton Good, appropriate conservation action relies upon knowledge. Knowledge of what species and habitats most need our help, knowledge of where these are, and knowledge of what needs to be done to help...

Saving Globally Threatened steppe birds in Turkey

Doğa, the BirdLife partner in Turkey, has recently launched a new conservation programme for Globally Threatened steppe birds in extensive steppes of Turkey. The initiative will target the Sociable Lapwing, Egyptian Vulture, Steppe and Imperial Eagles, Great...

Turkish Breeding Bird Atlas: Call for Volunteers

Turkey is one of the most fascinating countries in the Western Palearctic for birdwatchers. The location of the country at the crossroads of continents resulted in diverse habitat and bird species. Specialties and rarities include Yelkouan Shearwater,...