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  • Red-kneed Dotterel (Image ID 32158)

    Red-kneed Dotterel.   Photographer: Adam Higgins

  • Marsh Sandpiper (Image ID 34169)

    Marsh Sandpiper.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Australian Shelduck (Image ID 32509)

    Australian Shelduck.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

  • Brown Quail (Image ID 31743)

    Brown Quail.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Black Swan (Image ID 35980)

    Black Swan.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

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

Mulga Parrot (Image ID 37207)
Mulga Parrot
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 10
Pale-headed Rosella (Image ID 37184)
Pale-headed Rosella
Diana Womersley
Viewed: 19
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren (Image ID 37087)
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren
Con Duyvestyn
Viewed: 53
White-fronted Chat (Image ID 37042)
White-fronted Chat
Gary King
Viewed: 44
Peregrine Falcon (Image ID 37015)
Peregrine Falcon
David Newell
Viewed: 48
Bar-breasted Honeyeater (Image ID 36920)
Bar-breasted Honeyeater
Chris Young
Viewed: 74
Eastern Bristlebird (Image ID 36915)
Eastern Bristlebird
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 92
White-winged Fairy-wren (Image ID 36911)
White-winged Fairy-wren
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 69
Grey-tailed Tattler (Image ID 36896)
Grey-tailed Tattler
Terence Alexander
Viewed: 59
Western Wattlebird (Image ID 36887)
Western Wattlebird
Gary King
Viewed: 47

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