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Inspiring and Supporting Photographers of Australian Birds

  • Australian Ringneck (Image ID 28150)

    Australian Ringneck.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Green Oriole (Image ID 29487)

    Green Oriole.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Pacific Black Duck (Image ID 27908)

    Pacific Black Duck.   Photographer: Doug Castle

  • White-naped Honeyeater complex (Image ID 26185)

    White-naped Honeyeater complex.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Black Swan (Image ID 28645)

    Black Swan.   Photographer: Con Boekel

BirdLife Photography

Our Vision

To Inspire and Support Photographers of Australian Birds

Our Mission

  • To be a group that is accessible, supportive, and educational for photographers of all skill levels.
  • To assist members to develop their bird photography skills.
  • To support BirdLife Australia in achieving its goals of bird and habitat conservation.
  • To be the “go-to” provider of curated Australian bird images to support conservation, educational and scientific efforts.
  • To promote ethical photographic behaviour and standards at all times.

 

BirdLife Photography is a Special Interest Group of BirdLife Australia and provides both a forum and resources for photographers, bird observers and the general public to enhance their knowledge and appreciation of birds through the medium of photography.

It was formed in 2008, as PhotoBOCA, with the initial membership coming from the existing photography groups of Bird Observation & Conservation Australia (BOCA) in Melbourne, Bellarine Peninsula, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Townsville.  With the merge of BOCA and Birds Australia to form BirdLife Australia in January 2012, it became BirdLife Photography.  Our focus is to provide educational activities via the internet, with an emphasis on photography and bird identification.

BirdLife Photography Special Interest Group and the group’s operating plan form part of BirdLife Australia’s Engagement Program.  The terms and conditions for operation of BirdLife Photography that are in addition to the BirdLife Australia Constitution (2014) and BirdLife Australia Network Governance and Policies Document are available here.

Membership

Membership of BirdLife Photography is open to anyone interested in photographing Australian birds.  We only provide individual memberships (ie. no family memberships), as this allows us to identify the actual person who contributes to our website, by submitting images to our galleries, participating in competitions or ID challenges, or joining the discusssions in our Forum.  Our membership fee is currently $15 per annum.  Membership allows you to submit photos to our online gallery, participate in our photo competitions and Bird Identification Challenges, submit posts to our online Forum, and access our latest newsletters (non-members can only access newsletters more than two years old); you may also join and contribute to our private Facebook group.

So - why not join BirdLife Photography, enjoy the benefits of membership, help spread the word of the pleasures of birdwatching and photography, and make your contribution to the preservation of the uniqueness of Australian birdlife for generations to come.  Just download the application form, fill it in and send to BirdLife Australia.  Alternatively, phone BirdLife Australia Supporter Services on 1300 730 075.  Please provide an email address when you join, as all our communication with our members is via email; if you do not have an email address, you will need to check this website regularly to keep informed of our activities, such as photo competitions, ID challenges, and newsletters.

Please note that joining BirdLife Photography does not provide membership of any of the Branch Photography Groups.  If you wish to join them also, to participate in local activities in your area, please contact them directly.  You can find details of local photography groups on the About Us - Branch Photography Groups page.

Recent Picks

Eastern Grass Owl (Image ID 43566)
Eastern Grass Owl
Michael Todd
Viewed: 9
Crimson Chat (Image ID 43555)
Crimson Chat
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 33
Australasian Darter (Image ID 43544)
Australasian Darter
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 47
Nankeen Night-Heron (Image ID 43522)
Nankeen Night-Heron
Lucca Rodriguez Amorim
Viewed: 41
Pacific Black Duck (Image ID 43505)
Pacific Black Duck
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 56
Pacific Black Duck (Image ID 43502)
Pacific Black Duck
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 93
Australian White Ibis (Image ID 43501)
Australian White Ibis
Nathan Watson
Viewed: 63
Comb-crested Jacana (Image ID 43458)
Comb-crested Jacana
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 54
Superb Fairy-wren (Image ID 43462)
Superb Fairy-wren
Linda Leman
Viewed: 66
Australian Pratincole (Image ID 43443)
Australian Pratincole
David Newell
Viewed: 78

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.