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Inspiring and Supporting Photographers of Australian Birds

  • Crimson Rosella (Image ID 21044)

    Crimson Rosella.   Photographer: Stephen Garth

  • Grey Teal,Chestnut Teal,Great Egret,Royal Spoonbill,Pied Stilt (Image ID 29835)

    Grey Teal,Chestnut Teal,Great Egret,Royal Spoonbill,Pied Stilt.   Photographer: Stephen Garth

  • Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (Image ID 31024)

    Chestnut-breasted Mannikin.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • White-naped Honeyeater complex (Image ID 26185)

    White-naped Honeyeater complex.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Australasian Gannet (Image ID 20331)

    Australasian Gannet.   Photographer: Rob Parker

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

Red-rumped Parrot (Image ID 45024)
Red-rumped Parrot
Linda Leman
Viewed: 43
Little Wattlebird (Image ID 45011)
Little Wattlebird
Hayley Alexander
Viewed: 37
Australian Pelican (Image ID 44925)
Australian Pelican
Nathan Watson
Viewed: 65
Slender-billed Thornbill (Image ID 44891)
Slender-billed Thornbill
David Newell
Viewed: 96
Mallard, Pacific Black Duck (Image ID 44849)
Mallard, Pacific Black Duck
Linda Leman
Viewed: 47
Australian Wood Duck (Image ID 44681)
Australian Wood Duck
Graham Gall
Viewed: 98
Chestnut Teal (Image ID 44417)
Chestnut Teal
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 183
White-necked Heron (Image ID 44397)
White-necked Heron
Graham Gall
Viewed: 191
Satin Flycatcher (Image ID 44390)
Satin Flycatcher
Diana Womersley
Viewed: 187
Red-capped Plover (Image ID 44374)
Red-capped Plover
Jim Schultz
Viewed: 233

CONTACT US

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