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A Special Interest Group of BirdLife Australia

  • Australasian Grebe

    Australasian Grebe.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • Eastern Curlew

    Eastern Curlew.   Photographer: Peter Bennet

  • Australian Hobby

    Australian Hobby.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Australian Wood Duck

    Australian Wood Duck.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Painted Finch

    Painted Finch.   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

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Image ID 28757)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 9
Satin Bowerbird (Image ID 28756)
Satin Bowerbird
Anna Browne
Viewed: 8
Pied Stilt (Image ID 28755)
Pied Stilt
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 10
Black-fronted Dotterel (Image ID 28754)
Black-fronted Dotterel
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 11
Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Image ID 28753)
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 10
Helmeted Friarbird (Image ID 28752)
Helmeted Friarbird
Keith Fisher
Viewed: 9
Blue-billed Duck (Image ID 28751)
Blue-billed Duck
Paul Thorogood
Viewed: 9
Cape Barren Goose (Image ID 28750)
Cape Barren Goose
Paul Thorogood
Viewed: 7
Red-backed Fairy-wren (Image ID 28749)
Red-backed Fairy-wren
Erica Siegel
Viewed: 12
White-browed Scrubwren (Image ID 28748)
White-browed Scrubwren
Erica Siegel
Viewed: 7

Our Annual General meeting will be held on Sunday 12th March, during our Digital Photography in the Bush event at Geelong.  The President's Report for 2016 and Treasurer's Report for 2016 will be presented at this meeting.  These reports are now available for our members, via the links in this article or from the Resouces - Libraries & Documents section, in the Member Information folder.  These reports are only available to members, so you must be logged in for the links in this article to work.

We have added two new galleries to which our members may submit images.  These are "Creative Images" and "Science and Conservation".

Creative Images

The idea for this gallery was canvassed by a poll in our Forum last year, and was overwhelming accepted by those who chose to give their opinion.  It has taken a while to come into operation, but it's now available - and there's already one image there.  What's a "creative image"?  Well, basically, anything that you want - it may be created in-camera, by tweaking your setting when you capture the image, or by accidentally getting it "wrong" but producing a pleasing result; it can be a close-up section of a conventional image; it can be something created by post-processing one or more images using any technique you care to apply.  Anything goes!  The only real "rules" are, as always, ethical photography, and no nesting birds or nests with eggs and/or chicks.  There are several examples in the posts in the relevant forum thread.

Science and Conservation

This gallery is for images of birds, or bird-related activities, which can be broadly categorised as being of scientific or conservation interest.  Before you submit any image(s) to this gallery, please contact us to check that what you are proposing is acceptable: email us - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - telling us what you would like to submit; you don't need to include the image(s) themselves, just a description of what they're about, and we'll let you know if that's OK.  When you do submit an image, please include all relevant information in the Comments field.  Images submitted to this gallery may only be viewed by BirdLife Photography members.


We have updated the taxonomy which we use to identify the Australian birds on our website, from the BirdLife Working List of Australian Birds (BWL) Version 1.1, to BWL Version 2.  Please see the Resources-Taxonomic Changes page for details of the changes.  During this update, species names for existing images have been automatically updated where possible - in practice, this means for almost all images.  There are some images where the species are now identified as a "complex"; these are the species listed in the Splits table on the Taxonomic Changes page.  You may amend the identification of any such images via the Photo Gallery-My Photos page; over time, the site moderators will also amend these identifications where possible from the image and location data.

Recent Picks

Sacred Kingfisher (Image ID 28760)
Sacred Kingfisher
Erica Siegel
Viewed: 0
Eastern Reef Egret (Image ID 28759)
Eastern Reef Egret
Paul Thorogood
Viewed: 0
Purple-crowned Fairy-wren (Image ID 28729)
Purple-crowned Fairy-wren
Bill Harding
Viewed: 34
Australian Owlet-nightjar (Image ID 28740)
Australian Owlet-nightjar
William Betts
Viewed: 35
Great Egret (Image ID 28722)
Great Egret
Doug Castle
Viewed: 42
Sacred Kingfisher (Image ID 28713)
Sacred Kingfisher
Erica Siegel
Viewed: 41
Yellow White-eye (Image ID 28712)
Yellow White-eye
Bill Harding
Viewed: 38
Yellow Chat (Image ID 28705)
Yellow Chat
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 55
Little Shrike-thrush (Image ID 28699)
Little Shrike-thrush
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 42
Graceful Honeyeater (Image ID 28690)
Graceful Honeyeater
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 51


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