The Ornithological Society of the Middle East
At the annual general meeting of the Ornithological Society of Turkey on 27th April 1978, a resolution was passed changing its name to 'The Ornithological Society of the Middle East'. The geographical area of interest has now been enlarged to include all countries of the Middle East and a new scientific journal entitled The Sandgrouse will be published annually; supplementary issues will be published from time to time, containing upto-date checklists, including one for Turkey. , New members and support are welcomed. Enquiries, records and contributions should be sent to the hon. secretary of the OSME, Don Parr, 40 Leatherhead Road, Ashtead, Surrey KT21 2SY.