• Wandering Albatross

    Wandering Albatross.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • White-breasted Woodswallow

    White-breasted Woodswallow.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Pied Currawong

    Pied Currawong.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Sooty Albatross

    Sooty Albatross.   Photographer: William Betts

  • Spotted Harrier

    Spotted Harrier.   Photographer: Georgina Steytler

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

Brown Songlark (Image ID 28337)
Brown Songlark
Con Boekel
Viewed: 7
Little Corella (Image ID 28330)
Little Corella
Gary Dunnett
Viewed: 8
White-faced Heron (Image ID 27886)
White-faced Heron
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 72
Superb Lyrebird (Image ID 28322)
Superb Lyrebird
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 21
Victoria's Riflebird (Image ID 28313)
Victoria's Riflebird
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 31
Turquoise Parrot (Image ID 28292)
Turquoise Parrot
Bill Harding
Viewed: 31
Red-kneed Dotterel (Image ID 28304)
Red-kneed Dotterel
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 27
Weebill (Image ID 28267)
Weebill
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 36
Shy Heathwren (Image ID 28261)
Shy Heathwren
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 53
Terek Sandpiper (Image ID 28250)
Terek Sandpiper
William Betts
Viewed: 28

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