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OSME Summer Meeting

The OSME Summer Meeting will be held on Saturday 10th July at The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), 68-71 Newman Street, London, W1T 3AH. Doors will open at 1030hrs and all birdwatchers are welcome.

There is an exciting line up of speakers including short talks by Richard Porter (on Socotra), Mike Jennings (on Yemen) and Jose Tavares (on Turkey). Major talks will be Tim Brush (on Turkey), Ian Andrews and Remco Hofland (on Syria) and Dave Cottridge (on Sylvia Warblers).

Wildsounds will be present selling a wide range of books and audio material. If you wish to order in advance please contact Wildsounds by email osmeagm@wildsounds.comContact: Dawn Balmer, 39 Station Road, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2PU. Tel: 01842 766734 E-mail: dawn.balmer@bto.org NB The Ornithological Society of the Middle East was formed in April 1978 as a successor to the Ornithological Society of Turkey and was expanded in 2001 to cover the Caucasus and central Asia. Its aims are as follows:

* To collect, collate and publish ornithological data on birds of the Middle East, the Caucasus and central Asia.
* To encourage an interest in and conservation of birds of the Middle East, the Caucasus and central Asia.
* To assist environmental and conservation organisations and natural history societies in and concerned with ornithological studies and activities in the Middle East, the Caucasus and central Asia.

4th July 2014