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Inspiring and Supporting Photographers of Australian Birds

  • Galah (Image ID 38602)

    Galah.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Australian Shelduck (Image ID 32509)

    Australian Shelduck.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

  • Australian Pied Oystercatcher (Image ID 19076)

    Australian Pied Oystercatcher.   Photographer: Mal Carnegie

  • Little Pied Cormorant (Image ID 20177)

    Little Pied Cormorant.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

  • Greater Crested Tern (Image ID 28120)

    Greater Crested Tern.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

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

Willie Wagtail (Image ID 46774)
Willie Wagtail
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 43
Tawny Frogmouth (Image ID 46725)
Tawny Frogmouth
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 73
Striated Heron (Image ID 46693)
Striated Heron
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 121
Black-necked Stork (Image ID 46683)
Black-necked Stork
Angela Farnsworth
Viewed: 79
White-faced Heron (Image ID 46617)
White-faced Heron
Darren Hibberd
Viewed: 144
Southern Fulmar (Image ID 46610)
Southern Fulmar
Chris Young
Viewed: 262
Greater Crested Tern (Image ID 46564)
Greater Crested Tern
Patrick Kavanagh
Viewed: 194
Satin Bowerbird (Image ID 46558)
Satin Bowerbird
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 167
Brown Honeyeater (Image ID 46520)
Brown Honeyeater
Mary Wheeler
Viewed: 256
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (Image ID 46516)
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 228

CONTACT US

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