• Magpie Goose (Image ID 33451)

    Magpie Goose.   Photographer: Con Boekel

  • Chestnut-rumped Thornbill (Image ID 29955)

    Chestnut-rumped Thornbill.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Zebra Finch (Image ID 29869)

    Zebra Finch.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Southern Boobook (Image ID 25534)

    Southern Boobook.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Black Kite (Image ID 31526)

    Black Kite.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

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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

Galah (Image ID 39151)
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 1
Grey Shrike-thrush (Image ID 39143)
Grey Shrike-thrush
Harry Charalambous
Viewed: 1
Great Pied Cormorant (Image ID 39141)
Great Pied Cormorant
Harry Charalambous
Viewed: 3
Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Image ID 39139)
Eurasian Tree Sparrow
Keith Wilcox
Viewed: 5
Pied Butcherbird (Image ID 39138)
Pied Butcherbird
Julie Hempsall
Viewed: 5
Rainbow Bee-eater (Image ID 39136)
Rainbow Bee-eater
Julie Hempsall
Viewed: 6
Galah (Image ID 39133)
Inigo Koefoed
Viewed: 1
Australasian Shoveler (Image ID 39125)
Australasian Shoveler
Jim Schultz
Viewed: 7
Grey Currawong (Image ID 39121)
Grey Currawong
Jim Schultz
Viewed: 2
House Sparrow (Image ID 39118)
House Sparrow
Bruce Hawkins
Viewed: 9
Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Image ID 39117)
Fan-tailed Cuckoo
Leanne M Williams
Viewed: 0
Yellow-rumped Thornbill (Image ID 39116)
Yellow-rumped Thornbill
Leanne M Williams
Viewed: 1
Brown Cuckoo-Dove (Image ID 39115)
Brown Cuckoo-Dove
Leanne M Williams
Viewed: 1
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Image ID 39112)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Jim Schultz
Viewed: 1
Variegated Fairy-wren (Image ID 39109)
Variegated Fairy-wren
John Eley
Viewed: 11
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Image ID 39108)
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater
Harry Charalambous
Viewed: 2
Tawny Grassbird (Image ID 39107)
Tawny Grassbird
John Eley
Viewed: 6
Brown Thornbill (Image ID 39089)
Brown Thornbill
Michael Hamel-Green
Viewed: 1
Little Black Cormorant (Image ID 39070)
Little Black Cormorant
Ross Sergeant
Viewed: 2

Our 2020 Photo Competitions for BirdLife Photography members will have the following themes:

  1. Best of 2019.  Up to four of your best bird shots taken during 2019.
  2. Finches and Chats.  Finches include all the birds within the family Weaver Finches (Estrildidae), detailed in the BWL taxonomy currently used on this website, plus the European Goldfinch and the European Greenfinch. Chats include the four species of Chat plus the Gibberbird.
  3. Head and Bill Portrait.  The focus is on the head and bill but an appropriate amount of neck and upper body (minimum please) as a base for the head and bill is acceptable.  The challenge is to obtain sharpness and clarity with the identifiable features of the head and bill including those features that identify the species.
  4. Reflections.  The reflection must be of the bird and will mainly be in water but could be in other reflective surfaces such as mirrors (eg. external mirrors on cars).  While many of the entries will be water-birds keep in mind that bush-birds go to water to drink early in the morning when the water is often still and ideal for reflection.  We have a number of such images in the BLP library ranging from cockatoos and parrots to small birds such as finches. The reflection must be recognisable as the bird that is the subject of the photograph.

Except for the Best of 2019 competition, all entries must have been taken within two years of the opening date of the competition.  The competition dates are now available, on the 2020 Competition Themes page.


Our October Newsletter contained an announcement of the Special Theme for the 2020 BirdLife Australia Photography Award competition, which is Australian Fairy-wrens, Emu-wrens and Grasswrens.  This much-loved Australasian bird family, the fairy-wrens, emu-wrens and grasswrens come in a wide range of stunning plumages. They are characterised by long legs, tiny bodies and long straight tails, and are always found in family groups. Many fairy-wrens are much loved features of our parks and gardens, while others, such as the endangered grasswrensand the elusive emu-wrens require special trips to see them and a lot of searching!  Images must contain one or more fairy-wren, emu-wren or grasswren species which are defined as all species in the family Maluridae.

Recent Picks

Spotted Bowerbird (Image ID 39083)
Spotted Bowerbird
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 23
Pink-eared Duck (Image ID 39075)
Pink-eared Duck
Jim Schultz
Viewed: 24
Nankeen Night-Heron (Image ID 39073)
Nankeen Night-Heron
Philip Karstadt
Viewed: 18
Island Thrush (Image ID 38992)
Island Thrush
Keith Wilcox
Viewed: 13
Black Kite (Image ID 38921)
Black Kite
Les George
Viewed: 44
Australian Hobby (Image ID 38919)
Australian Hobby
Les George
Viewed: 32
Greater Crested Tern (Image ID 38909)
Greater Crested Tern
Nathan Watson
Viewed: 23
Little Egret (Image ID 38872)
Little Egret
Jim Schultz
Viewed: 35
Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Image ID 38767)
Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Nathan Watson
Viewed: 45
Splendid Fairy-wren (Image ID 38579)
Splendid Fairy-wren
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 72


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