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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.

RINGING OPPORTUNITY IN THE NORTHEAST OF TURKEY

Mount Ararat from Aras River Bird Paradise Lale Aktay

Would you like to volunteer bird ringing stations run by KuzeyDoga Society in the northeast of Turkey where 63,434 birds of 198 species ringed in only 8 years! Ringers are needed to help with the autumn ringing programme at Aras Station in northeast Turkey. Ringing will run from 15 August to 31 October and, depending on weather conditions, at nearby Lake Kuyucuk from mid-August to the end of September. Minimum participation must . . .

Champions of the Flyway- Birdrace

Vertical Method of Birding

On the 1st of April 2014 The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI – Birdlife International Partner) hosted the first ever ‘Champions of the Flyway’ 24 hour bird race in Eilat. The event is a BirdLife International Migratory Birds & Flyways Programme initiative. Teams from all around the world competed for the much coveted title! The race was won by the Palestine Sunbirders;

OSME Summer Meeting 2014 The Wonder of Birds in the OSME Region

The OSME Summer Meeting and 36th AGM will be held at BTO Headquarters, Thetford, Norfolk on Saturday 5 July. The Programme is as follows. Non-members welcome. No attendance charge.

11.10 Latest update on the BTO satellite-tagged cuckoos.

11.30 An overview of the OSME Conservation and Research Fund. Rob Sheldon

12.15 The ecology and breeding behaviour of Black Larks in Kazakhstan. Johannes Kamp

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