blp shabash 430x45
A Special Interest Group of BirdLife Australia        Follow us on Instagram! IG Glyph Fill

  • Jacky Winter

    Jacky Winter.   Photographer: Paul Jensen

  • Comb-crested Jacana

    Comb-crested Jacana.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Hoary-headed Grebe

    Hoary-headed Grebe.   Photographer: Andrew Browne

  • Australian White Ibis

    Australian White Ibis.   Photographer: Warren Wilson

  • Rose Robin

    Rose Robin.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

BLP Member Login

Premier Bird Images

New Images

Creative Images

Critique Gallery

Landscapes Habitat

The next BirdLife Photography Biennial Conference (previously Digital Photography In The Bush) will be held in Fremantle, WA, on 21st & 22nd September 2019.

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

Spotted Pardalote (Image ID 31898)
Spotted Pardalote
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 4
Beach Stone-curlew (Image ID 31896)
Beach Stone-curlew
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 9
Variegated Fairy-wren (Image ID 31892)
Variegated Fairy-wren
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 11
New Holland Honeyeater (Image ID 31886)
New Holland Honeyeater
David Newell
Viewed: 7
Great Egret (Image ID 31885)
Great Egret
David Newell
Viewed: 9
Caspian Tern (Image ID 31884)
Caspian Tern
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 6
Mistletoebird (Image ID 31883)
Mistletoebird
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 3
Australian Pelican (Image ID 31882)
Australian Pelican
Ray Fox
Viewed: 6
White-plumed Honeyeater (Image ID 31880)
White-plumed Honeyeater
Ray Fox
Viewed: 4

Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded for results in each level of every competition held in 2017.  These awards are based on the results from both Mystery Reviewers and Member Voting, and competition participation.  The medals, in their display cases, are shown below.

BLP Medals

Advanced Level

  • Gold Medal - Ian Wilson
  • Silver Medal - Tim Van Leeuwen
  • Silver Medal – Con Boekel
  • Bronze Medal – Glenn Pure

Intermediate Level

  • Gold Medal – William Betts
  • Silver Medal – Doug Castle
  • Bronze Medal – Sandy Castle

Entry Level

  • Gold Medal – Douglas Coughran
  • Silver Medal - William Woodhouse
  • Bronze Medal – Anne Burgess

Most Improved Photographer of the Year

A Certificate for Most Improved Photographer of the Year was awarded to Anna Browne.

The themes, and approximate dates, for our Photo Competitions for 2018, are now available here.  The first competition will be "On the Beach", and entries will open on 29th January.  You must be a BirdLife Photography member to enter these competitions; if you're not, and you'd like to participate, you can find details of how to join on the About Us - Membership page.

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

BirdLife Photography is delighted to announce the winner of the 2017 Tom Oliver Award  ...

Georgina Steytler

Our 2015 TOA winner, Brian O'Leary, presented the 2017 award to Georgina during our "Digital Photography in the Bush" event in Geelong.

Tom Oliver Award Winners, Georgina Steytler (2017) and Brian O'Leary (2015)

 

Georgina's winning entry, an e-book "The Art of Bird Photography", is available here.

 

Recent Picks

Dusky Gerygone (Image ID 31866)
Dusky Gerygone
William Betts
Viewed: 21
Spotted Pardalote (Image ID 31864)
Spotted Pardalote
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 27
Variegated Fairy-wren (Image ID 31833)
Variegated Fairy-wren
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 36
Silver Gull (Image ID 31811)
Silver Gull
Anna Browne
Viewed: 41
Pacific Gull (Image ID 31810)
Pacific Gull
David Seymour
Viewed: 37
Mangrove Robin (Image ID 31806)
Mangrove Robin
William Betts
Viewed: 38
Black-tailed Treecreeper (Image ID 31765)
Black-tailed Treecreeper
William Betts
Viewed: 41
Grey Teal (Image ID 31752)
Grey Teal
Athena Georgiou
Viewed: 50
Rainbow Bee-eater (Image ID 31721)
Rainbow Bee-eater
David Newell
Viewed: 56
Brown Falcon (Image ID 31718)
Brown Falcon
Catherine Noone
Viewed: 60

CONTACT US

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.