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  • Grey Teal,Chestnut Teal,Great Egret,Royal Spoonbill,Pied Stilt (Image ID 29835)

    Grey Teal,Chestnut Teal,Great Egret,Royal Spoonbill,Pied Stilt.   Photographer: Stephen Garth

  • Pied Stilt (Image ID 36680)

    Pied Stilt.   Photographer: Mal Carnegie

  • Sooty Oystercatcher (Image ID 23570)

    Sooty Oystercatcher.   Photographer: Dick Jenkin

  • Galah (Image ID 38602)

    Galah.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Diamond Firetail (Image ID 36099)

    Diamond Firetail.   Photographer: Bill Harding

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

Scaly-breasted Lorikeet (Image ID 42172)
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Diana Womersley
Viewed: 89
Sooty Oystercatcher (Image ID 42155)
Sooty Oystercatcher
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 75
Australian Wood Duck (Image ID 42121)
Australian Wood Duck
Antony Nya
Viewed: 83
Red Wattlebird (Image ID 42069)
Red Wattlebird
George Pergaminelis
Viewed: 146
Laughing Kookaburra (Image ID 41958)
Laughing Kookaburra
Peter Lightowler
Viewed: 99
Musk Duck (Image ID 41944)
Musk Duck
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 112
Kentish Plover (V) (Image ID 41934)
Kentish Plover (V)
Terence Alexander
Viewed: 113
White-capped Albatross (Image ID 41921)
White-capped Albatross
Chris Young
Viewed: 144
Shy Albatross (Image ID 41899)
Shy Albatross
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 102
Australian Pelican (Image ID 41856)
Australian Pelican
Georgina Steytler
Viewed: 118

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