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OSME's new look!

OSME has a new look website, that we hope our members and visitors find informative and user-friendly. This redesign is part of a package of improvements and developments that we hope to put in place over the coming months. We have tried to make the website easier to navigate around, and to simplify many of the sections. We have tried to integrate our social media presence, such as Twitter and Facebook, into the website, so users can choose their preferred way of keeping updated on what is happening in our diverse region.

So please let us know what you think to the new design, we can easily make changes where we get feedback that helps us improve.

OSME & The Bird Fair 2014 - some reflections

Mike Jennings, author of the Atlas of The Breeding Birds of Arabia, visiting the OSME stand

Well, it seems like an age since Bird Fair 2014 and it was fantastic that OSME was again part of the 'birders Glastonbury'. The three days were as hectic as ever, with lots of opportunities to talk to members, friends and supporters.  Catching up with some of our 755 members, is an important part of the Bird Fair. It is always interesting to get feedback from those that support our small, but soon to be growing, Society.

The OSME Region List (ORL) 2014 – the story so far

White-throated Robin

Matters came to a head when at an OSME Council Meeting in 2004 the question was raised as to which taxonomic authority OSME should follow in correspondence and publications. This came as a mild surprise because many Council Members knew the answer. Possibly a bigger surprise was that many of their answers differed! The majority response was that . . .

See you at the Birdfair!

It's almost time for the birdwatching event of the year - the British Birdwatching Fair, or Birdfair for short, or some even refer to it as the Birdwatcher's Glastonbury. Whatever you call it, it is the largest wildlife event of its kind anywhere in the world.

You can find OSME in Marquee 6, stand number 6. Here.......

Hopefully by the 15th August the marquee will actually be up! You can follow progress at our Twitter account @_OSME. Most of Council will be at Birdfair and we look forward to seeing as many OSME members as possible.

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