• Sooty Oystercatcher

    Sooty Oystercatcher.   Photographer: Chris Dubar

  • Sooty Albatross

    Sooty Albatross.   Photographer: William Betts

  • Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper

    Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper.   Photographer: Peter Bennet

  • Eurasian Coot

    Eurasian Coot.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Crested Tern

    Crested Tern.   Photographer: Con Boekel

Coming soon ...

The Bird Identification Gallery is an exciting initiative – designed as a resource to enhance the species identification skills of our members. The gallery will house high quality images of adult males and females, immatures, juveniles, and plumage morphs (breeding/non-breeding plumage, eclipse plumage and published regional variations), and under-wing patterns. These images will provide a continuing updated photographic resource that currently is only available by purchasing a published photographic guide book. Populating this gallery with the highest quality images for identification will also provide our members with an ongoing opportunity to capture and have their images displayed as some of the best for field identification of Australian birds.

Digital images suitable for this gallery will have a clear set of identifiable criteria developed for facilitating species field identification. These criteria are being developed by an appointed Bird Identification Gallery Committee.

Images for this gallery will be selected from the New Images Gallery, the Main Library, and the past and current competition galleries.

The total number of images for each species will be kept to a minimum to facilitate a readily searchable resource. The preferred number of images is up to 20, as this is the (default) number of images that are displayed on a single image thumbnail page. For some of the more complex species more than 20 images may be required, but the maximum number will not exceed 40 images.

The Previous Bird ID Challenge galleries also provide notes on identification; you may find it useful to visit these for the sets of birds that have been used in past challenges.

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

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.