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  • Hoary-headed Grebe

    Hoary-headed Grebe.   Photographer: Andrew Browne

  • Rainbow Lorikeet

    Rainbow Lorikeet.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Banded Stilt

    Banded Stilt.   Photographer: Stephen Garth

  • Australian Pelican

    Australian Pelican.   Photographer: Judy Leitch

  • Yellow-throated Miner

    Yellow-throated Miner.   Photographer: Gunther Frensch

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This Search facility will search all website content, uploaded documents, and images. The search options button on the All Photos page (on the Photo Gallery drop-down menu), and on individual gallery pages, provides more options for searching images only.

Latest Images

Blue-billed Duck
Blue-billed Duck
William Betts
Viewed: 25
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 22
Australian Magpie
Australian Magpie
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 22
Double-barred Finch
Double-barred Finch
Mary Wheeler
Viewed: 27
Eastern Spinebill
Eastern Spinebill
Ray Fox
Viewed: 21
Little Pied Cormorant
Little Pied Cormorant
Ray Fox
Viewed: 21
Australian Magpie
Australian Magpie
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 22

The fourth photo competition for 2016 is Big is Beautiful BIG = any bird species which your bird guide identifies as on average being 40 centimetres or larger in the body (not wingspan). 

As with the previous competition, there are three levels: Entry, Intermediate and Advanced. To submit a photo, go to the "PhotoGallery" tab and choose "Submit bird photo" from the drop-down menu.  At the top of the Submit bird photo form that opens up is an option to select into which Gallery you would like to upload your photo. Select one of the "Big is Beautiful" galleries. Complete the form (including the Comments and Equipment fields) and click on submit at the bottom. Only images taken on or after 1 July 2014 are eligible. The competition Rules can also be found under the PhotoGallery/Competitions tab.


This competition will close at 5pm (WST) on 8 August 2016 so be sure to get your entries in by then.


If you  have any other questions or comments in relation to the competition, please do not hesitate to contact me at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Georgina Steytler
Photo Competition Co-ordinator


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 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

White-plumed Honeyeater (Image ID 21313)
White-plumed Honeyeater
Kym Murphy
Viewed: 4
Pied Cormorant (Image ID 21230)
Pied Cormorant
Ray Fox
Viewed: 79
Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (Image ID 21186)
Tawny-crowned Honeyeater
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 102
Australian Hobby (Image ID 21179)
Australian Hobby
Wayne Wignall
Viewed: 108
Striated Pardalote (Image ID 21166)
Striated Pardalote
Gunther Frensch
Viewed: 127
Australian Bustard (Image ID 21168)
Australian Bustard
Jonathan Pridham
Viewed: 86
Great Egret (Image ID 21152)
Great Egret
Georgina Steytler
Viewed: 151
Scarlet-chested Parrot (Image ID 21147)
Scarlet-chested Parrot
John Barkla
Viewed: 153
Broad-billed Flycatcher (Image ID 21108)
Broad-billed Flycatcher
John Barkla
Viewed: 156
Osprey (Image ID 21101)
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 96


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.