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Inspiring and Supporting Photographers of Australian Birds

  • Banded Stilt (Image ID 36955)

    Banded Stilt.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

  • Beach Stone-curlew (Image ID 22288)

    Beach Stone-curlew.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

  • Gouldian Finch (Image ID 27844)

    Gouldian Finch.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Eastern Spinebill (Image ID 42083)

    Eastern Spinebill.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Australian Wood Duck (Image ID 22525)

    Australian Wood Duck.   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

White-plumed Honeyeater (Image ID 44212)
White-plumed Honeyeater
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 18
Crimson Chat (Image ID 44191)
Crimson Chat
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 78
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 44172)
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Jim Schultz
Viewed: 92
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren (Image ID 44122)
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren
Bill Harding
Viewed: 98
Eurasian Hobby (V) (Image ID 44110)
Eurasian Hobby (V)
Chris Young
Viewed: 126
Brolga (Image ID 44066)
Brolga
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 88
Oriental Pratincole (Image ID 44024)
Oriental Pratincole
Jim Schultz
Viewed: 127
Welcome Swallow (Image ID 43997)
Welcome Swallow
Graham Gall
Viewed: 149
Fairy Tern (Image ID 43949)
Fairy Tern
David Newell
Viewed: 177
Greater Crested Tern (Image ID 43933)
Greater Crested Tern
David Newell
Viewed: 190

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.