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  • Scarlet Robin

    Scarlet Robin.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

  • Australian Pelican, Little Black Cormorant

    Australian Pelican, Little Black Cormorant.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Singing Honeyeater

    Singing Honeyeater.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Great Egret

    Great Egret.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • White-winged Triller

    White-winged Triller.   Photographer: Bill Harding

BirdLife Photography
Australian Birds

BirdLife Photography is a Special Interest Group of BirdLife Australia and provides both a forum and resources for photographers, bird observers and the general public to enhance their knowledge and appreciation of birds through the medium of photography.

It was formed in 2008, as PhotoBOCA, with the initial membership coming from the existing photography groups of Bird Observation & Conservation Australia (BOCA) in Melbourne, Bellarine Peninsula, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Townsville.  With the merge of BOCA and Birds Australia to form BirdLife Australia in January 2012, it became BirdLife Photography.  Our focus is to provide educational activities via the internet, with an emphasis on photography and bird identification.

Membership

Membership of BirdLife Photography is open to anyone interested in photographing Australian birds.  We only provide individual memberships (ie. no family memberships), as this allows us to identify the actual person who contributes to our website, by submitting images to our galleries, participating in competitions or ID challenges, or joining the discusssions in our Forum.  Our membership fee is currently $15 per annum.  Membership allows you to submit photos to our online gallery, participate in our photo competitions and Bird Identification Challenges, submit posts to our online Forum, and access our latest newsletters (non-members can only access newsletters more than two years old).

So - why not join BirdLife Photography, enjoy the benefits of membership, help spread the word of the pleasures of birdwatching and photography, and make your contribution to the preservation of the uniqueness of Australian birdlife for generations to come.  Just download the application form, fill it in and send to BirdLife Australia.  Alternatively, phone BirdLife Australia Supporter Services on 1300 730 075.  Please provide an email address when you join, as all our communication with our members is via email; if you do not have an email address, you will need to check this website regularly to keep informed of our activities, such as photo competitions, ID challenges, and newsletters.

Please note that joining BirdLife Photography does not provide membership of any of the Branch Photography Groups.  If you wish to join them also, to participate in local activities in your area, please contact them directly.  You can find details of local photography groups on the About Us - Branch Photography Groups page.

Recent Picks

Little Wattlebird (Image ID 29512)
Little Wattlebird
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 40
Brush Bronzewing (Image ID 29505)
Brush Bronzewing
Doug Castle
Viewed: 35
European Goldfinch (Image ID 29476)
European Goldfinch
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 53
Purple Swamphen (Image ID 29474)
Purple Swamphen
William Betts
Viewed: 44
Bar-tailed Godwit, Hudsonian Godwit (Image ID 29469)
Bar-tailed Godwit, Hudsonian Godwit
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 37
White-throated Needletail (Image ID 29464)
White-throated Needletail
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 37
Crimson Finch (Image ID 29454)
Crimson Finch
Bill Harding
Viewed: 28
Black Butcherbird (Image ID 29445)
Black Butcherbird
Gary King
Viewed: 43
Masked Lapwing (Image ID 29388)
Masked Lapwing
Ray Fox
Viewed: 66
Forest Raven (Image ID 29387)
Forest Raven
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 70

CONTACT US

The easiest way to contact us is by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.