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  • Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Image ID 20197)

    Sulphur-crested Cockatoo.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

  • Golden-headed Cisticola (Image ID 22769)

    Golden-headed Cisticola.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Little Black Cormorant (Image ID 24272)

    Little Black Cormorant.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Australasian Gannet (Image ID 25436)

    Australasian Gannet.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Regent Honeyeater (Image ID 35502)

    Regent Honeyeater.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

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

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

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