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A Special Interest Group of BirdLife Australia

  • Eurasian Coot

    Eurasian Coot.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Australian Pied Oystercatcher

    Australian Pied Oystercatcher.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Golden-headed Cisticola

    Golden-headed Cisticola.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Gouldian Finch

    Gouldian Finch.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Grey-crowned Babbler

    Grey-crowned Babbler.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

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This Search facility will search all website content, uploaded documents, and images.  Some content on this site is restricted to BLP members; visitors may not be able to access all the items found.  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

Silvereye (Image ID 28742)
Silvereye
William Betts
Viewed: 5
Australian Owlet-nightjar (Image ID 28740)
Australian Owlet-nightjar
William Betts
Viewed: 14
Southern Boobook (Image ID 28739)
Southern Boobook
William Betts
Viewed: 8
Bar-tailed Godwit (Image ID 28738)
Bar-tailed Godwit
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 7
Striated Pardalote (Image ID 28737)
Striated Pardalote
Erica Siegel
Viewed: 5
Lewin's Honeyeater (Image ID 28736)
Lewin's Honeyeater
Warren Wilson
Viewed: 8
Eastern Yellow Robin (Image ID 28735)
Eastern Yellow Robin
Erica Siegel
Viewed: 4
Little Shrike-thrush (Image ID 28734)
Little Shrike-thrush
Gary King
Viewed: 8
White-naped Honeyeater (Image ID 28733)
White-naped Honeyeater
Gary King
Viewed: 6
Spotted Pardalote (Image ID 28732)
Spotted Pardalote
Gary King
Viewed: 9
Musk Duck (Image ID 28731)
Musk Duck
Gary King
Viewed: 7
Australasian Bittern (Image ID 28730)
Australasian Bittern
Peter Gower
Viewed: 6
Purple-crowned Fairy-wren (Image ID 28729)
Purple-crowned Fairy-wren
Bill Harding
Viewed: 10
Sacred Kingfisher (Image ID 28727)
Sacred Kingfisher
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 5
Sacred Kingfisher (Image ID 28726)
Sacred Kingfisher
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 7
Black-headed Gull (Image ID 28725)
Black-headed Gull
Keith Fisher
Viewed: 5

Our latest photo competition, Best of 2017, closed for entries on 27th November; it is now open for members to vote, in each of the three competition levels. 

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

Voting for this Current Competition will be open until 7 PM (AEST) Monday 18rh  December2017.

The themes and dates for next years competitions will be announced soon.

The October 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 '10'.  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 City Slickers competition, which closed for entries on 2nd October and for voting on 23rd October, 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 – City Slickers

This category attracted 61 entries, from 18 photographers. 37 members voted, with the following result:

Intermediate Level – City Slickers

This category attracted 92 entries, from 32 photographers. 39 members voted, with the following result:

Entry Level – City Slickers

This category attracted 39 entries, from 13 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

Purple-crowned Fairy-wren (Image ID 28729)
Purple-crowned Fairy-wren
Bill Harding
Viewed: 10
Australian Owlet-nightjar (Image ID 28740)
Australian Owlet-nightjar
William Betts
Viewed: 14
Great Egret (Image ID 28722)
Great Egret
Doug Castle
Viewed: 29
Sacred Kingfisher (Image ID 28713)
Sacred Kingfisher
Erica Siegel
Viewed: 32
Yellow White-eye (Image ID 28712)
Yellow White-eye
Bill Harding
Viewed: 26
Yellow Chat (Image ID 28705)
Yellow Chat
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 42
Little Shrike-thrush (Image ID 28699)
Little Shrike-thrush
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 34
Graceful Honeyeater (Image ID 28690)
Graceful Honeyeater
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 42
Tawny Grassbird (Image ID 28688)
Tawny Grassbird
Gary Dunnett
Viewed: 34
Pale-yellow Robin (Image ID 28683)
Pale-yellow Robin
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 49

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