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  • Hooded Plover

    Hooded Plover.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • Nankeen Kestrel

    Nankeen Kestrel.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

  • Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

    Sharp-tailed Sandpiper.   Photographer: Andrew Browne

  • Australasian Grebe

    Australasian Grebe.   Photographer: Judy Leitch

  • Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper

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

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

Little Corella (Image ID 29210)
Little Corella
John Barkla
Viewed: 2
Brown Goshawk (Image ID 29184)
Brown Goshawk
Con Boekel
Viewed: 61
Long-tailed Jaeger (Image ID 29180)
Long-tailed Jaeger
John Barkla
Viewed: 33
Black-faced Monarch (Image ID 29164)
Black-faced Monarch
John Barkla
Viewed: 48
Wild Turkey (Image ID 29155)
Wild Turkey
John Barkla
Viewed: 44
Black-naped Tern (Image ID 29152)
Black-naped Tern
John Barkla
Viewed: 34
Masked Woodswallow (Image ID 29151)
Masked Woodswallow
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 54
Barn Owl (Image ID 29147)
Barn Owl
Doug Castle
Viewed: 54
Rufous Treecreeper (Image ID 29140)
Rufous Treecreeper
Georgina Steytler
Viewed: 65
Aleutian Tern (Image ID 28918)
Aleutian Tern
Gary Dunnett
Viewed: 37

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