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Book Review: A Guide to 200 Common Birds of Lebanon, by Richard Prior

By Mike Blair, Ornithological Society of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia   This is a splendid starter book for anyone in Lebanon, young or old, who has become interested in birds. If I had received a book like this in UK when I was young (that’s over 60 years ago!), I would have been delighted, as doubtless so …

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The Northern Bald Ibis: recent sightings have confirmed that a few birds still remain.

The Northern Bald Ibis is a critically endangered species that is highly social and congregates in large flocks. At one time two separate populations existed– a non-migratory Northern African/European population and a migratory Middle-eastern population. It has been of special focus of both European Zoos and US Zoos to keep a healthy captive population with the intent of preserving the …

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Protecting Lebanon’s Wildlife | Assad Serhal of SPNL Interview with Charlie Moores | Player.Lush.Com

“Then I saw a covey of Bobwhite Quails – I saw they were looking at me and they were scared – And then I made the connection – By God, they’re scared of me – I’m a killer – That did it…” In the conversation with Assad Serhal, the Director General of the Society for the Protection of Nature in …

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Please welcome SPNL’s 19th Hima at Anfeh – North Lebanon

22 September 2017  was an important day for SPNL welcoming Anfeh’s municipal council decree to declare the village and its sea as Hima. Anfeh is located on the coast of northern Lebanon and is 15 km south of Tripoli and 71 km north of Beirut. The town is extended to the west by a 400-meter promontory, oriented on an east–west axis. …

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Hand rearing and releasing of Syrian Woodpecker, a first rehabilitation model of its kind in Lebanon

By Ghassan Rmadan-Jaradi & Assad Serhal Phenological Status in Lebanon The Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopus syriacus was considered extirpated in Lebanon by Tohmé & Neuschwander (1974) but breeding was later confirmed in 1995 at Qammouha and Fneideq (Ramadan-Jaradi & Ramadan-Jaradi 1997). Between 1996 and 2005, this species was found nesting in hills at Hermon, above Aammiq and at Qaraoun (Ramadan-Jaradi & …

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Female Woodpecker is waiting for her mate in Bioland Farm in Batroun

The camera of professor Ghassan Ramadan Jaradi- Ornithologist and SPNL advisor spotted this female Woodpecker in Bioland Farm in Seghar Batroun District, North Lebanon. This bird was freed by President Michel Aoun’s special assistant Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz, during the launching of the roadmap for sustainable hunting in Lebanon last month. Woodpecker is registred extinct in Lebanon in IUCN red list, and we hope that a nice …

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Interesting bird records for Lebanon – Sandgrouse volume 39 (2) Summer 2017

Sandgrouse is published by Ornithological Society of the Middle East- 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. The current issue of Sandgrouse is volume 39 (2) Summer 2017 …

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Responsible Hunting practice in Lebanon is to be put to the test this 15 September

Words: Assad Serhal Photo credits: Afonso Rocha “From Portugal , the nesting white storks .You can see them everywhere on the Portugal Landscape , nesting on road signs , electric power towers and platforms created by farmers to attract them to their farms and fields to help them clean it from harmful rodents and other pests , and save them …

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Evidence of Eurasian Stone Curlew Burhinus oedicnemus breeding in Lebanon

GHASSAN RAMADAN-JARADI, FOUAD ITANI & ASSAD SERHAL Eurasian Stone Curlew Burhinus oedicnemus is a summer breeder in Turkey (Kirwan et al 1998, Boyla 2016), a resident breeder in Cyprus (BirdLife International 2015), summer breeding visitor and passage migrant in Syria (Murdoch & Betton 2008), scarce summer breeder in Jordan (Andrews et al 1999) and passage migrant, common resident and common …

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Action Plan to fulfill Aoun’s “Peace Treaty” with birds in Lebanon

As a follow-up to the recent letter from Patricia Zurita Chief Executive Officer of Birdlife International to Mrs. Claudine Aoun Roukoz, the Special Advisor to His Excellency General Michel Aoun, a meeting was held in the Presidential Palace in Baabda. The aim of the meeting is  to focus all efforts needed from All concerned parties , on how to translate …

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