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  • Wedge-tailed Shearwater

    Wedge-tailed Shearwater.   Photographer: Rob Parker

  • Australian Ringneck

    Australian Ringneck.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Black-browed Albatross

    Black-browed Albatross.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Azure Kingfisher

    Azure Kingfisher.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Jacky Winter

    Jacky Winter.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

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

Salvin's Albatross (Image ID 30296)
Salvin's Albatross
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 13
Snares Penguin (Image ID 30292)
Snares Penguin
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 17
White-faced Heron (Image ID 30217)
White-faced Heron
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 30
Great Knot (Image ID 30216)
Great Knot
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 21
Golden Whistler (Image ID 30215)
Golden Whistler
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 41
Buller's Albatross (Image ID 30202)
Buller's Albatross
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 49
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 30196)
Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 40
Black Kite (Image ID 30183)
Black Kite
Joan Mitchell
Viewed: 65
White-chinned Petrel (Image ID 30184)
White-chinned Petrel
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 38
South Polar Skua (Image ID 30178)
South Polar Skua
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 55

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.