• Southern Giant-Petrel (Image ID 30612)

    Southern Giant-Petrel.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

  • Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Image ID 35487)

    Yellow-tufted Honeyeater.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Wedge-tailed Shearwater (Image ID 19009)

    Wedge-tailed Shearwater.   Photographer: Rob Parker

  • Australian Pied Oystercatcher (Image ID 28647)

    Australian Pied Oystercatcher.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Eastern Curlew (Image ID 18998)

    Eastern Curlew.   Photographer: Peter Bennet

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

See here for details,

or visit the dedicated BirdLIfe Photography Conference website.

Register on-line here, or download the Registration Form, complete it, and send it to BirdLife Australia - details are on the form.

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

Hoary-headed Grebe (Image ID 36068)
Hoary-headed Grebe
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 2
Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Image ID 36067)
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Rodger Scott
Viewed: 1
White-naped Honeyeater (Image ID 36066)
White-naped Honeyeater
Rodger Scott
Viewed: 1
Spotted Pardalote (Image ID 36065)
Spotted Pardalote
Rodger Scott
Viewed: 1
Leaden Flycatcher (Image ID 36063)
Leaden Flycatcher
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 6
Satin Bowerbird (Image ID 36062)
Satin Bowerbird
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 10
Double-barred Finch (Image ID 36060)
Double-barred Finch
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 10

The theme for our third competition for 2019 is Introduced Species.    Entries must show a bird, or birds, whose population is described as “Introduced” in the BirdLife Working List V2.1.  There are 26 such species; they are: Ostrich, Northern Mallard, Helmeted Guineafowl, California Quail, Indian Peafowl, Red Junglefowl, Green Junglefowl, Common Pheasant, Wild Turkey, Rock Dove, Barbary Dove, Spotted Dove, Laughing Dove, Nutmeg Mannikin, Java Sparrow, House Sparrow, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Common Greenfinch, Common Redpoll, European Goldfinch, Eurasian Skylark, Red-whiskered Bulbul, Common Starling, Common Myna, Song Thrush, and Common Blackbird.

This competition is open to members for submission of entries until Monday 12th August 2019.  Images for this competition must have been taken within the last 2 years.  In a change to the normal image submission rules, for this competition images must have been taken in Australia or its territories.  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 cannot be moved from an existing gallery.  We are also continuing the trial of larger size images for the Advanced competition; images in that category may be up to 1800px wide and 1800px high, and must have at least one dimension meeting that maximum size.

Member voting for the Bird On A Wire competition, which closed for entries on 20th May and for voting on 16th June, has been analysed and the results for the top 5 images (or more, in the case of a tie) in each category are listed here.  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 – Bird on a Wire

This category attracted 80 entries, from 30 photographers. 47 members voted, with the following result:

Intermediate Level – Bird on a Wire

This category attracted 105 entries, from 44 photographers. 44 members voted, with the following result:

Entry Level – Bird on a Wire

This category attracted 38 entries, from 15 photographers. 45 members voted, with the following result:

Congratulations to all these photographers for their quality images

Our very own national bird photography competition, which ran for the first time in 2018, will be on again in 2019.  Entries open on Saturday 8th June, and you'll have until early August to get your entries in.

Thanks to our new major sponsor, Heritage Expeditions, we are offering an incredible new prize in 2019 for the best portfolio of images - a 14 day cruise to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands with renowned scientist Tim Flannery.  Like last year, there will also be cash prizes for the winning entry in each entry category as well.

The competition has a new name in 2019: Birdlife Australia Photography Awards, and we've made a few other small changes.  For all the details, visit the official competition website: https://www.birdlifephotoaward.org.au/

World renowned bird photographer Glenn Bartley will be the keynote speaker at the Birdlife Photography Biennial Conference on 21st & 22nd September 2019, in Fremantle, WA.

Save those dates!

Glenn Bartley

Over the years, we've published a number of educational/tutorial articles in our bi-monthly Newsletter.  These are now available in Resources - Our Articles.  That page provides access to articles in four categories:

  • Photography Techniques and Processes
  • Image Processing
  • Articles about Equipment
  • In-depth Technical Articles

Articles in this section which are less than 24 months old are only accessible to our members, who must log-in to access them.


Recent Picks

Cockatiel (Image ID 36045)
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 42
Red-necked Avocet (Image ID 36042)
Red-necked Avocet
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 29
White Tern (Image ID 36013)
White Tern
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 30
Red-tailed Tropicbird (Image ID 35977)
Red-tailed Tropicbird
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 31
White-plumed Honeyeater (Image ID 35938)
White-plumed Honeyeater
Lindsay Hansch
Viewed: 31
Providence Petrel (Image ID 35922)
Providence Petrel
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 30
Pacific Golden Plover (Image ID 35900)
Pacific Golden Plover
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 62
Singing Honeyeater (Image ID 35898)
Singing Honeyeater
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 59
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (Image ID 35856)
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 71
Scarlet Robin (Image ID 35847)
Scarlet Robin
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 75


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