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  • Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper

    Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper.   Photographer: Peter Bennet

  • Pied Cormorant

    Pied Cormorant.   Photographer: Jill Wilson

  • Eurasian Coot

    Eurasian Coot.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Shining Bronze-Cuckoo

    Shining Bronze-Cuckoo.   Photographer: Chris Dubar

  • Nankeen Kestrel

    Nankeen Kestrel.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

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Latest Images

White-browed Treecreeper
White-browed Treecreeper
Judy Humphreys
Viewed: 4
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Judy Humphreys
Viewed: 5
Golden Whistler
Golden Whistler
Judy Humphreys
Viewed: 7
Great-billed Heron
Great-billed Heron
Michael Schmid
Viewed: 5
Chirruping Wedgebill
Chirruping Wedgebill
Sarah Diment
Viewed: 4
Red-capped Plover
Red-capped Plover
Michael Schmid
Viewed: 2
Mistletoebird
Mistletoebird
Keith Humphreys
Viewed: 5
Australian Darter
Australian Darter
Keith Humphreys
Viewed: 4
Mulga Parrot
Mulga Parrot
Keith Humphreys
Viewed: 5
Long-tailed Finch
Long-tailed Finch
Gary King
Viewed: 5
Asian House Martin, Australian Magpie, Australian Ringneck, Black Duck-Mallard hybrid, Mallee Emu-wren
Asian House Martin, Australian Magpie, Australian Ringneck, Black Duck-Mallard hybrid, Mallee Emu-wren
Sarah Diment
Viewed: 9
Masked Lapwing
Masked Lapwing
Christopher Nixon
Viewed: 4
Laughing Kookaburra
Laughing Kookaburra
Christopher Nixon
Viewed: 6
Eastern Koel
Eastern Koel
Christopher Nixon
Viewed: 6
Golden-headed Cisticola
Golden-headed Cisticola
John Barkla
Viewed: 5
Masked Finch
Masked Finch
John Barkla
Viewed: 8
Double-barred Finch
Double-barred Finch
John Barkla
Viewed: 7
Double-barred Finch
Double-barred Finch
John Barkla
Viewed: 7
Yellow-tinted Honeyeater
Yellow-tinted Honeyeater
Gary King
Viewed: 9
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross
William Betts
Viewed: 15
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross
William Betts
Viewed: 12

The current photo competition, Big is Beautiful, 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.

Voting for this Current Competition will be open until 5pm (WST) Monday 29 August 2016. The fifth CC of 2016, Birds in Flight, will launch thereafter.

Georgina Steytler
Current Competition Coordinator

 

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

Intermediate Level – Migrants & Nomads

Here are the top 5 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 – Migrants & Nomads

Here are the top 5 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 Migrants & Nomads competition, which closed for entries on 15 June and for voting on 4th July, 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 – Migrants & Nomads

This category attracted 38 entries, from 13 photographers. 41 members voted, with the following result:

Intermediate Level – Migrants & Nomads

This category attracted 79 entries, from 27 photographers. 41 members voted, with the following result:

Entry Level – Migrants & Nomads

This category attracted 21 entries (down from 50!), from 9 photographers. 36 members voted, with the following result:

Congratulations to all these photographers for their quality bird images.

As we reported in a recent update, 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. Despite numerous on-line conversations and requests to escalate the transfer this operation has still not been performed by our host provider. We are confident that there is sufficient disc space in the medium term to prevent the BLP website from experiencing an outage and thus we have decided in the interests of our members to reactivate image submissions. The “Submit Photo” menu is now functional as is your ability to include images/attachments to Forum posts.

We will continue to work with our current host provider to resolve the transfer issue as well as consider other longer term options.

Rob Parker

BirdLife Photography Website Administrator

 

 

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.

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 http://www.visitgeelongbellarine.com.au 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

Great-billed Heron (Image ID 21749)
Great-billed Heron
Michael Schmid
Viewed: 5
Double-barred Finch (Image ID 21735)
Double-barred Finch
John Barkla
Viewed: 7
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross (Image ID 21730)
Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross
William Betts
Viewed: 15
Pacific Gull (Image ID 21685)
Pacific Gull
Kathy Zonnevylle
Viewed: 66
Spinifexbird (Image ID 21680)
Spinifexbird
Gary King
Viewed: 44
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (Image ID 21651)
Chestnut-breasted Mannikin
Karen Emery
Viewed: 97
Redthroat (Image ID 21641)
Redthroat
David Newell
Viewed: 99
Spotted Harrier (Image ID 21638)
Spotted Harrier
Karen Emery
Viewed: 104
Nankeen Kestrel (Image ID 21617)
Nankeen Kestrel
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 86
Wedge-tailed Eagle (Image ID 21590)
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 71

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