• Silver Gull

    Silver Gull.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

  • Great Egret, Intermediate Egret, Pied Heron, Royal Spoonbill

    Great Egret, Intermediate Egret, Pied Heron, Royal Spoonbill.   Photographer: Georgina Steytler

  • New Holland Honeyeater

    New Holland Honeyeater.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater

    Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Black-fronted Dotterel

    Black-fronted Dotterel.   Photographer: Barbara Oehring

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Latest Images

Brahminy Kite (Image ID 27538)
Brahminy Kite
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 16
Bush Stone-curlew (Image ID 27537)
Bush Stone-curlew
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 11
Australian Magpie, Australian Pelican (Image ID 27530)
Australian Magpie, Australian Pelican
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 19
Australian Magpie (Image ID 27529)
Australian Magpie
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 19
Red-backed Fairy-wren (Image ID 27527)
Red-backed Fairy-wren
Lindsay Hansch
Viewed: 8
Little Shrike-thrush (Image ID 27526)
Little Shrike-thrush
Lindsay Hansch
Viewed: 14
White-browed Robin (Image ID 27525)
White-browed Robin
Lindsay Hansch
Viewed: 8
Olive-backed Sunbird (Image ID 27524)
Olive-backed Sunbird
Lindsay Hansch
Viewed: 10

 Reminder to our members: this competition closes next Monday, 2nd October, and will open for member voting next day.  There's only a few days left to get your entries in.

Our current photo competition is City Slickers, a theme suggested by Monica Awasthy, Program Manager of Birds In Backyards.  For this competition, we ask our members to submit images of birds sharing our spaces – things such as the behaviour of a typical “urban” bird, maybe the beauty of a bird we might detest or ignore in a city, or people interacting with birds, or even a bird using a non-natural space. We’re not being strict on the “city” definition; we’ll consider anywhere there are buildings (small towns, even a group of farm buildings) to meet the criterion – but you don’t have to include structures in your images.

This competition is open to members for submission of entries until Monday 2nd October 2017.  Images for this competition must have been taken within the last 2 years.  Images submitted to previous competitions, or to the New Images gallery, may be submitted to this competition; if you choose to do this, you must resubmit the image to the competition gallery; images moved from another existing gallery will not be accepted.  See the Photo Gallery - Competitions section for full details of our competitions, and quick access to the current competition galleries.

The August 2017 Newsletter is now available for members to download, via the Resources - Libraries & Documents page.  The complete newsletter, and all articles as individual files, are available.

On the Libraries and Documents page (from the link above), click on the folder name 'Newsletters', then click on the folder name '2017', and finally click on the folder name '08'.  Note that you need to click on the text; clicking on the folder icon will not work (although we would really like it to!).  You must be logged in to the website to access this newsletter and/or its articles. If you are not logged in, you will only see newsletters which are more than two years old.  There is a log-in module on the Libraries and Documents page.  If you are currently logged in to the website you can go directly to this newsletter by clicking here.

Enjoy this newsletter.

Member voting for the Capturing the Light competition, which closed for entries on 7th August and for voting on 28th August, has been analysed and the results for the top 5 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 – Capturing the Light

This category attracted 60 entries, from 21 photographers. 42 members voted, with the following result:

Intermediate Level – Capturing the Light

This category attracted 108 entries, from 36 photographers. 39 members voted, with the following result:

Entry Level – Capturing the Light

This category attracted 37 entries, from 12 photographers. 34 members voted, with the following result:

Congratulations to all these photographers for their quality images.

A new version (2.1) of BirdLife Australia's Working List of Australian Birds has been released, and the species list used on this site has been updated to this version.  The changes are as follows:

  • Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus leucocephalus) is now Pied Stilt
  • Australian Painted Snipe (Rostratula australis) is now Australian Painted-snipe
  • Yellow Oriole (Oriolus flavocinctus) is now Green Oriole
  • the scientific name of Brown Quail has been corrected to Synoicus ypsilophorus

All references to the affected species on this site have been updated; no action is required by any member who has photos of these species in any of our galleries.

The Committee Report in our June Newsletter announced an increase in the annual subscription for BirdLife Photography membership.  This new subscription structure will be staged over a two-year period, $15 pa in 2017 and increasing to $20 later in 2018.

The new subscription of $15 pa for BirdLife Photography will apply from the commencement of this renewal quarter (Quarter 3, 2017).

This will coincide with a range of other changes to BirdLife memberships being introduced by BirdLife Australia at that time.  As part of those changes, membership of BirdLife Photography will no longer be restricted to members of BirdLife Australia or their affiliated groups.

Please assist us with these changes by ensuring that the new subscription amount is forwarded to Supporter Services at BirdLife Australia if you are renewing your membership manually; if you renew on-line, the new amount will be updated and charged from early August.

Graham Cam
President BirdLife Photography

The Mystery Reviewer’s choices for the Intermediate level of our second competition this year, 'Black & White Birds', are now available.

Here are the top 5 images chosen by the Mystery Reviewer for the Intermediate Level:

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

Recent Picks

Little Shrike-thrush (Image ID 27526)
Little Shrike-thrush
Lindsay Hansch
Viewed: 14
Eastern Spinebill (Image ID 27497)
Eastern Spinebill
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 25
Red-backed Kingfisher (Image ID 27440)
Red-backed Kingfisher
Michael Schmid
Viewed: 35
Flame Robin (Image ID 27410)
Flame Robin
Chris Dubar
Viewed: 25
Musk Duck (Image ID 27380)
Musk Duck
William Betts
Viewed: 33
Speckled Warbler (Image ID 27372)
Speckled Warbler
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 35
Hooded Robin (Image ID 27323)
Hooded Robin
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 36
Australian Reed-Warbler (Image ID 27307)
Australian Reed-Warbler
William Betts
Viewed: 43
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (Image ID 27288)
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 37
Grey Petrel (Image ID 27285)
Grey Petrel
Jennifer Spry
Viewed: 31

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