A new bulletin, Balaban, aimed to encourage Iranian birders and ornithologists to publish results of their works in their native language and introduce a place to transfer ornithological papers, notes and news regarding Iranian birds and ornithology has been launched. This will complement Podoces. Although most of the texts are in Persian, summaries in English are provided. Small number of paper copies (30 pp, A4 sized) are available. Please contact Mohammad Tohidifar (mohammad_8463@ yahoo.com) or Abolghasem Khaleghizadeh (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.