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  • Buff-banded Rail

    Buff-banded Rail.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • Sacred Kingfisher

    Sacred Kingfisher.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Black-tailed Godwit, Lesser Crested Tern, Silver Gull

    Black-tailed Godwit, Lesser Crested Tern, Silver Gull.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Australian Pelican

    Australian Pelican.   Photographer: Judy Leitch

  • Zebra Finch

    Zebra Finch.   Photographer: Bill Harding

In 2014 the BirdLife Photography Committee initiated a review of the structure and function of its digital image library, the on-going repository of Australian bird images submitted by BirdLife Photography members to promote a visual appreciation of our unique birdlife and to provide a digital resource for related educational and conservation purposes.  As a consequence of this review, the Committee decided to initiate a restructure of the image library to meet the evolving needs of BirdLife Photography and its parent organisation, BirdLife Australia.  The restructure commenced in January 2015 and is a continuing process.

The first phase expands the structure of the image library with three additional galleries, one of which is the New Images Gallery (NIG).  This gallery came into operation in April 2015.  It accepts most images submitted by our members; everything except images in a 1400x450 format used in the slide-show panel on some of this website's pages, which are submitted to the Slides gallery; Photo Competition entries, which are submiited to the competition galleries; and submissions for the Creative Images and Science & Conservation galleries.  Images submitted to the NIG are subjected to a moderation process undertaken by an in-house, experienced moderating panel, before appearing on the website; each day the Latest Images column on our Home page shows all images that were published the previous day, if there were none (a situation that seldom occurs), the content remains unchanged from the previous day.  Images are usually published within a day or two of submission; occasionally, the moderation process may take longer if the bird is difficult to identify.  In addition, the moderating panel may select high-quality images, or images of rare or uncommon birds (possibly of lower quality), to appear in the Recent Picks column on our Home page.  Published images remain in the NIG for a month, and are then transferred to the Main Library.  They will then be scheduled for appraisal by the Working Groups assigned to the Premier Bird Images Gallery and the Bird Identification Gallery.

Recent Picks

Salvin's Albatross (Image ID 30296)
Salvin's Albatross
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 18
Snares Penguin (Image ID 30292)
Snares Penguin
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 25
White-faced Heron (Image ID 30217)
White-faced Heron
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 34
Great Knot (Image ID 30216)
Great Knot
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 26
Golden Whistler (Image ID 30215)
Golden Whistler
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 48
Buller's Albatross (Image ID 30202)
Buller's Albatross
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 55
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 30196)
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 49
Black Kite (Image ID 30183)
Black Kite
Joan Mitchell
Viewed: 74
White-chinned Petrel (Image ID 30184)
White-chinned Petrel
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 45
South Polar Skua (Image ID 30178)
South Polar Skua
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 60

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