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  • Red-capped Plover (Image ID 20406)

    Red-capped Plover.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • Chestnut Teal, Hardhead, Pink-eared Duck (Image ID 28710)

    Chestnut Teal, Hardhead, Pink-eared Duck.   Photographer: Stephen Garth

  • Sacred Kingfisher (Image ID 36101)

    Sacred Kingfisher.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Banded Stilt (Image ID 19703)

    Banded Stilt.   Photographer: Stephen Garth

  • Nankeen Kestrel (Image ID 19614)

    Nankeen Kestrel.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

BirdLife Photography
Australian Birds

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.

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

Northern Shoveler (Image ID 36558)
Northern Shoveler
Con Boekel
Viewed: 75
Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Image ID 36556)
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 64
Dusky Woodswallow (Image ID 36547)
Dusky Woodswallow
Alan Burdett
Viewed: 72
Partridge Pigeon (Image ID 36546)
Partridge Pigeon
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 58
Russet-tailed Thrush (Image ID 36524)
Russet-tailed Thrush
Alison Bowling
Viewed: 59
Beach Stone-curlew (Image ID 36517)
Beach Stone-curlew
Con Boekel
Viewed: 66
Orange Chat (Image ID 36509)
Orange Chat
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 77
Red-necked Avocet (Image ID 36503)
Red-necked Avocet
Jason Moore
Viewed: 72
Black-tailed Gull (Image ID 36491)
Black-tailed Gull
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 71
Little Kingfisher (Image ID 36463)
Little Kingfisher
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 87

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.