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Ground-breaking Arabic app brings birdwatching to a new generation

By Dima Obeidat While bird lovers in the Middle East have been enjoying the perks of smartphone technology for a long time now, few apps have focused on the region’s birds, and none of them were in Arabic. Until now. Ornithological Society of the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia (OSME), the organisation behind the new Birds of the …

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The houbara “an iconic species,” conservationists told

The houbara bustard is “an iconic species at the heart of our culture,” according to Majid Ali Al Mansouri, the managing director of the International Fund for Houbara Conservation, IFHC. The link between falconry and the houbara is, he added, “deeply embedded in our culture.” Addressing a dinner this evening to mark the formal opening of the ‘Summit for the …

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Meet The Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)

By Fouad Itani The Eurasian Spoonbill is a large wading bird from the Threskiornithidae family. It measures 85 cm in length, with a wingspan of 120 cm, and an average weight of 1500 g. The Eurasian Spoonbill has a distinctive long spatulate rigged black bill with yellow tip, pure white plumage, red eyes, and black feet. Both sexes are similar, with …

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News in Photos: Birds of Lebanon and the Middle East

Fouad Itani is a professional nature photographer from Beirut, Lebanon. He lives in Dubai,UAE. He focuses almost all of his efforts on capturing intimate images of birds in their natural habitat. Fouad is especially well known for his portraits of rare and difficult to photograph birds from Lebanon and the middle east. He publish his photos on Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/birdsoflebanon …

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