Sandgrouse 30 (2)

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 (2) Autumn 2008

Sandgrouse Cover 30 (2)

Cover photo: Clamorous Reed Warbler Acrocephalus stentoreus. © Lior Kislev

113 Content page.
114 The status of European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
  GUY M KIRWAN & JOHN M BATES
117 The natural history of the Nubian Nightjar Caprimulgus nubicus in Israel.
  YOAV PERLMAN
125 Birds of the Badia region of Jordan.
  MICK GREEN & CHRIS THOMAS
134 Barn Owl Tyto alba breeding success in man-made structures in the Jordan Rift valley, Israel.
  KOBI MEYROM, YOSSI LESHEM & MOTTI CHARTER
138 Pied Bushchat Saxicola caprata – a new species for Egypt.
  KAI GAUGER & CHRISTOPH VOLLM
140 Storks and frogs at Lake Uluabat, Turkey.
  GEOFF & HILARY WELCH
144 The first records of Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea and Black Tern Chlidonias niger in Kuwait.
  ABDULRAHMAN AL-SIRHAN
146 Habitats and foraging of Hooded Wheatears Oenanthe monacha in Jordan.
  FARES KHOURY & MARC I FORSCHLER
150 Anthropogenic impacts on the Desert Larks Ammomanes deserti of Jebel Hafit, Abu Dhabi Emirate.
  PJ COWAN
153 Bird Sites of the OSME Region 5 – Birdwatching in the Meriç delta in NW Turkey.
  OLIVIER DOCHY
161 The occurrence of Crested Honey Buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan and its status in Central Asia.
  MANUEL SCHWEIZER & MAXIM MITROPOLSKIY
164 A case of polygamy or co-operative breeding in the Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus in Israel.
  MOTTI CHARTER, YOSSI LESHEM, IDO IZHAKI & SHAY HALEVI
166 Turkey Bird Report 2002–06.
  GUY M KIRWAN, METEHAN OZEN & BARBAROS DEMIRCI (COMPILERS)
190 Recent surveys of resident breeding birds in the St Katherine Protectorate, south Sinai, Egypt.
  MATTHEW LJ WHITE, ALAA EI MOHAMMED, NICO S DAUPHINE, FRANCIS S GILBERT, SAMY ZALAT & HILARY GILBERT
201 First winter record of Crested Honey Buzzard Pernis ptilorhyncus for Israel.
  MIKOLAJ KOSS, NOAM WEISS & REUVEN YOSEF
204 Photospot – Pander’s Ground Jay Podoces panderi.
   
205 Reviews
   
209 OSME News.
  KEITH BETTON
210 News & Information.
  DAWN BALMER (COMPILER)
214 Around the Region.
  DAWN BALMER & KEITH BETTON (COMPILERS)
Editor: Dr Peter Cowan OSME Editor, Department of Biological Sciences and Chemistry, University of Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman
Assistant Editor Michael Blair
Editorial Advisors Simon Aspinall, Paul Goriup, Mike Jennings, Dr Stephen Newton
Photographic Editor Paul Doherty
Reviews Editor Keith Betton
Identification Consultants Arnoud van den Berg, Chris Bradshaw, Steve Madge, Richard Porter