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  • Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo

    Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo.   Photographer: Chris Dubar

  • Fairy Tern

    Fairy Tern.   Photographer: Mal Carnegie

  • Sooty Oystercatcher

    Sooty Oystercatcher.   Photographer: Chris Dubar

  • Eurasian Coot

    Eurasian Coot.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Grey-crowned Babbler

    Grey-crowned Babbler.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

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Latest Images

Les Peters
Viewed: 170
Northern Fantail
Northern Fantail
Julie Sarna
Viewed: 95

We are in the process of moving our website to a different hosting plan, which involves transferring all our existing content.  The move has been requested to be performed by our hosting provider, but we do not know exactly when it will occur.  Until that time, we have removed the "Submit Photo" menu item, so that content does not change during the transfer process.  We have also turned off the ability to include images/attachments to forum posts.  We apologise for this temporary loss of capability, and will restore it as soon as possible.

Everything else on the site will operate as usual during the transfer period.  The site may be briefly unavailable when the final step of the transfer occurs.

Rob Parker
BirdLife Photography Website Administrator


The current photo competition, Migrants, Nomads & Seasonal Visitors, has closed for entries; it is now open for members to vote, in each of the three competition levels.  Voting will close on 4th July.

If you're unsure of how to vote, the Competition Voting page should help you.

Georgina Steytler
Current Competition Coordinator


The 2015-16 BirdLife Photography Annual General Meeting was held at BirdLife Australia Headquarters at 7:30PM on Wednesday 25 May.  Graham Cam (President) and Rob Parker represented the BirdLife Photography Committee, and two of our members braved the cold, wet evening in Melbourne to receive the reports and engage in discussion.

The President's Report and Treasurer's Report were accepted by the members present. Both reports are now available in the Resources - Libraries & Documents section of this website for all members to view; they are in the Member Information folder, and you must be logged in to the site to access them. Should you have any comments or questions for the Committee you can follow one of two options: one is to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will reply directly to your email; the other, and the one we encourage our members to use, is to post your question/comment in our Forum, which has the benefit of transparency in that all members can view the issues you raise and actively engage with the responses posted by the Committee. There were no notices of motion submitted by any members of BirdLife Photography for the AGM.

Four nominations for the new Committee were received; since this did not exceed the number of vacancies no voting was necessary, and all nominees were appointed to the Committee. We welcome Jennifer Carr, Glenn Pure, Mary Wheeler and Kim Wormald to the 2016 BirdLife Photography Committee. Their input will add a further level of vibrancy and expertise to the Committee.

The Mystery Reviewer’s choices from the Intermediate and Entry levels of the 'Cockatoos' competition are now available.

Intermediate Level – Juveniles & Immatures

Here are the top 6 images chosen by the MR for the Intermediate Level:

The full Mystery Reviewer's report for the Intermediate Level competition is available here.

Entry Level – Juveniles & Immatures

Here are the top 6 images chosen by the MR for the Entry Level:

The full Mystery Reviewer's report for the Entry Level competition is available here.

Congratulations to all these photographers, in both categories, for their quality bird images.

Member voting for the Cockatoos competition, which closed for entries on 20th April and for voting on 9th May, has been analysed and the results for the top 5 (or more, in the case of tied scores) images in each category are listed here.  In line with many other bird/wildlife photo competitions, we present the results in the following manner: the Winner is the image which received the most votes; and we also show the next four highest placed images, rating them as Highly Commended if they received at least 90% of the votes for the winning image, and Commended for scores less than that.

Advanced Level – Cockatoos

This category attracted 46 entries, from 19 photographers.  40 members voted, with the following result:

Intermediate Level – Cockatoos

This category attracted 73 entries, from 24 photographers. 43 members voted, with the following result:

Entry Level – Cockatoos

This category attracted 50 entries, from 16 photographers. 41 members voted, with the following result:

Congratulations to all these photographers for their quality bird images.

Our next Digital Photography in the Bush event will be held at the Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Corio Bay, Geelong on 11-12th March 2017. For some States this will be the Labour Day long weekend.

Geelong is approximately 75km south-west of Melbourne, and is the gateway to world class surfing beaches and the Great Ocean Road. The birding is pretty good too!

However you intend to travel, Geelong is easy to get to: Avalon Airport is about 25km from Geelong; Geelong railway station is about 400m from the Campus, and the road trip from Melbourne is about one hour (from the CBD).

There are plenty of accommodation alternatives in Geelong and surrounds - numerous hotels/motels, and at least three caravan parks within 4km from the Campus. See for more information.

We’ll keep you updated as planning progresses. As usual, we will be providing outings both before and after the event itself.

Recent Picks

Banded Stilt (Image ID 20792)
Banded Stilt
John Stirling
Viewed: 108
Blue Petrel (Image ID 20787)
Blue Petrel
John Barkla
Viewed: 75
White-cheeked Honeyeater (Image ID 20635)
White-cheeked Honeyeater
Bruce Mcnaughton
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Brown Thornbill (Image ID 20612)
Brown Thornbill
Kathy Zonnevylle
Viewed: 138
Thick-billed Grasswren (Image ID 20576)
Thick-billed Grasswren
Peter Owen
Viewed: 254
Chestnut Teal (Image ID 20517)
Chestnut Teal
Bruce Mcnaughton
Viewed: 136
Osprey (Image ID 20278)
Harry Charalambous
Viewed: 333
Dusky Moorhen (Image ID 20212)
Dusky Moorhen
Con Boekel
Viewed: 482
Eastern Reef Egret (Image ID 20187)
Eastern Reef Egret
Lindsay Hansch
Viewed: 532
Rufous Fantail (Image ID 20021)
Rufous Fantail
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 298


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.