• Singing Honeyeater

    Singing Honeyeater.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Eastern Reef Egret

    Eastern Reef Egret.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Eurasian Coot

    Eurasian Coot.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Australian Pelican

    Australian Pelican.   Photographer: Mal Carnegie

  • Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater

    Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater.   Photographer: Doug Castle

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Latest Images

Spotted Catbird (Image ID 28314)
Spotted Catbird
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 20
Victoria's Riflebird (Image ID 28313)
Victoria's Riflebird
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 15
Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Image ID 28312)
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Jennifer Carr
Viewed: 4
Scarlet Honeyeater (Image ID 28311)
Scarlet Honeyeater
Jennifer Carr
Viewed: 12
Australasian Shoveler (Image ID 28305)
Australasian Shoveler
Con Boekel
Viewed: 8
Red-kneed Dotterel (Image ID 28304)
Red-kneed Dotterel
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 21
Blue Bonnet (Image ID 28303)
Blue Bonnet
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 24
Scarlet Honeyeater (Image ID 28302)
Scarlet Honeyeater
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 19
Baillon's Crake (Image ID 28301)
Baillon's Crake
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 15
Turquoise Parrot (Image ID 28292)
Turquoise Parrot
Bill Harding
Viewed: 26
Turquoise Parrot (Image ID 28291)
Turquoise Parrot
Bill Harding
Viewed: 17
Black-fronted Dotterel (Image ID 28289)
Black-fronted Dotterel
Bill Harding
Viewed: 11
Splendid Fairy-wren (Image ID 28287)
Splendid Fairy-wren
Cherilyn Corker
Viewed: 10

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.

Our last photo competition for this year is Best of 2017As the name implies, we invite you to submit your best image(s) taken this year.

This competition is open to members for submission of entries until Monday 27th November 2017.  The normal 2-year time limit for photos does not apply for this competition; images for this competition must have been taken this year (ie. on or after 1st January 2017).  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 and rules of our competitions, and quick access to the current competition galleries.

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

Victoria's Riflebird (Image ID 28313)
Victoria's Riflebird
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 15
Turquoise Parrot (Image ID 28292)
Turquoise Parrot
Bill Harding
Viewed: 26
Red-kneed Dotterel (Image ID 28304)
Red-kneed Dotterel
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 21
Weebill (Image ID 28267)
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 30
Shy Heathwren (Image ID 28261)
Shy Heathwren
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 49
Terek Sandpiper (Image ID 28250)
Terek Sandpiper
William Betts
Viewed: 23
Masked Lapwing (Image ID 28243)
Masked Lapwing
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 37
Regent Parrot (Image ID 28222)
Regent Parrot
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 76
Little Egret (Image ID 28219)
Little Egret
Gary Dunnett
Viewed: 31
Banded Stilt (Image ID 28216)
Banded Stilt
Emmy Silvius
Viewed: 37


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