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  • Wandering Whistling-Duck (Image ID 27782)

    Wandering Whistling-Duck.   Photographer: Adam Higgins

  • Azure Kingfisher (Image ID 22087)

    Azure Kingfisher.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Australian Wood Duck (Image ID 20205)

    Australian Wood Duck.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Red-kneed Dotterel (Image ID 32158)

    Red-kneed Dotterel.   Photographer: Adam Higgins

  • Banded Stilt (Image ID 29776)

    Banded Stilt.   Photographer: Doug Castle

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

Painted Honeyeater (Image ID 34532)
Painted Honeyeater
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 14
Dusky Moorhen (Image ID 34530)
Dusky Moorhen
Con Boekel
Viewed: 10
Baird's Sandpiper (Image ID 34519)
Baird's Sandpiper
Chris Young
Viewed: 38
Red-throated Pipit (Image ID 34501)
Red-throated Pipit
Chris Young
Viewed: 52
Grey Teal (Image ID 34494)
Grey Teal
Con Boekel
Viewed: 27
Green Catbird (Image ID 34477)
Green Catbird
Bill Harding
Viewed: 46
Red-necked Stint (Image ID 34473)
Red-necked Stint
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 53
Tasmanian Native-hen (Image ID 34469)
Tasmanian Native-hen
Terence Alexander
Viewed: 44
Scarlet-chested Parrot (Image ID 34463)
Scarlet-chested Parrot
Chris Young
Viewed: 53
Pink Robin (Image ID 34454)
Pink Robin
Brett Roberts
Viewed: 78

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