• Chestnut Teal

    Chestnut Teal.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

  • Blue-faced Honeyeater, Noisy Miner

    Blue-faced Honeyeater, Noisy Miner.   Photographer: Murray Chambers

  • Hooded Plover

    Hooded Plover.   Photographer: Andrew Browne

  • Pied Cormorant

    Pied Cormorant.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

  • Black-tailed Godwit

    Black-tailed Godwit.   Photographer: Stephen Garth

This site contains many thousands of images of Australian birds submitted by our members, in galleries of various types.  Most images are submitted to the New Images gallery, and subsequently transferred to the Main Library.  Images must show clearly identificable birds, and be of acceptable quality (reasonably sharp, well exposed); generally, the bird(s) should occupy a significant portion of the image, and should not be appreciably obscured.  The species that we will accept are those on the BirdLife Working List of Australian birds (excluding those species whose Population is shown as 'Domestic'); we have moved from the Christidis and Boles checklist that was used on our previous website.  We will accept pictures of hybrid birds - see the note in the Species selection area of the Submit Photo page.  We will not accept images of unknown birds which are possible aviary escapees, or domestic birds, as we are unable to clearly identify these; they are not on the list of accepted species.

Images may be submitted to a special Slides gallery; these are used in the slideshow on the home page and some other pages of the site.  The gallery description (which appears when you select that gallery to submit the image to) contains details of the stricter requirements for those images.

Images may also be submitted to our Current Competition galleries, when a competition is open for entries.  Entries to previous competitions are retained for viewing in Previous Competition galleries.

There are two special galleries, which contain selected images from all submissions; these are the Premier Bird Images gallery and the Bird Identification gallery.  There are also two galleries for images that are not regular bird photos - the Creative Images gallery and the Science & Conservation gallery.  The side-menu items here will provide more detail on these galleries.

Finally, the images used in Previous Bird Identification Challenges are available in a set of Previous ID Challenge galleries.

Recent Picks

Dusky Honeyeater (Image ID 27896)
Dusky Honeyeater
Lindsay Hansch
Viewed: 34
Straw-necked Ibis (Image ID 27919)
Straw-necked Ibis
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 18
Australasian Gannet (Image ID 27926)
Australasian Gannet
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 41
Double-barred Finch, Gouldian Finch, Star Finch (Image ID 27936)
Double-barred Finch, Gouldian Finch, Star Finch
Bill Harding
Viewed: 50
Gouldian Finch, Star Finch (Image ID 27937)
Gouldian Finch, Star Finch
Bill Harding
Viewed: 37
Australian Hobby (Image ID 27927)
Australian Hobby
Andrew Crouch
Viewed: 45
Red-necked Avocet (Image ID 27930)
Red-necked Avocet
Mark Horvath
Viewed: 34
Australian Wood Duck (Image ID 27901)
Australian Wood Duck
William Betts
Viewed: 64
Plumed Whistling-Duck (Image ID 27891)
Plumed Whistling-Duck
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 39
White-faced Heron (Image ID 27886)
White-faced Heron
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 49

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