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  • Red-eared Firetail (Image ID 37686)

    Red-eared Firetail.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

  • Marsh Sandpiper (Image ID 34169)

    Marsh Sandpiper.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Southern Royal Albatross (Image ID 30611)

    Southern Royal Albatross.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • Lesser Sand Plover,Great Knot,Red Knot (Image ID 29675)

    Lesser Sand Plover,Great Knot,Red Knot.   Photographer: Mark Horvath

  • Silver Gull (Image ID 18903)

    Silver Gull.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

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

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Image ID 42501)
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Edward Mikucki
Viewed: 29
Whistling Kite (Image ID 42472)
Whistling Kite
Jamie Davies
Viewed: 22
Pheasant Coucal (Image ID 42476)
Pheasant Coucal
Hayley Alexander
Viewed: 20
American Golden Plover (V) (Image ID 42455)
American Golden Plover (V)
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 40
Blue-winged Kookaburra (Image ID 42433)
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Diana Womersley
Viewed: 39
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet (Image ID 42172)
Scaly-breasted Lorikeet
Diana Womersley
Viewed: 112
Sooty Oystercatcher (Image ID 42155)
Sooty Oystercatcher
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 92
Australian Wood Duck (Image ID 42121)
Australian Wood Duck
Antony Nya
Viewed: 108
Red Wattlebird (Image ID 42069)
Red Wattlebird
George Pergaminelis
Viewed: 171
Laughing Kookaburra (Image ID 41958)
Laughing Kookaburra
Peter Lightowler
Viewed: 117

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