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Inspiring and Supporting Photographers of Australian Birds

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  • Rainbow Bee-eater (Image ID 43452)

    Rainbow Bee-eater.   Photographer: Murray Chambers

  • Scarlet Robin complex (Image ID 25890)

    Scarlet Robin complex.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Straw-necked Ibis (Image ID 31138)

    Straw-necked Ibis.   Photographer: Anna Browne

  • Red-capped Plover (Image ID 32809)

    Red-capped Plover.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Image ID 20197)

    Sulphur-crested Cockatoo.   Photographer: Ian Wilson

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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

Great Crested Grebe (Image ID 43561)
Great Crested Grebe
Athena Georgiou
Viewed: 0
Royal Spoonbill, Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Image ID 43560)
Royal Spoonbill, Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 0
Royal Spoonbill, Yellow-billed Spoonbill (Image ID 43559)
Royal Spoonbill, Yellow-billed Spoonbill
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 0
Royal Spoonbill (Image ID 43558)
Royal Spoonbill
Simon Pelling
Viewed: 0
Powerful Owl (Image ID 43557)
Powerful Owl
Michael Todd
Viewed: 4
Powerful Owl (Image ID 43556)
Powerful Owl
Michael Todd
Viewed: 6
Crimson Chat (Image ID 43555)
Crimson Chat
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 0
Brown Quail (Image ID 43553)
Brown Quail
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 3
Mulga Parrot (Image ID 43552)
Mulga Parrot
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 10
Budgerigar (Image ID 43551)
Budgerigar
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 9
Mulga Parrot (Image ID 43550)
Mulga Parrot
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 8
Masked Woodswallow (Image ID 43549)
Masked Woodswallow
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 4
Australian Ringneck (Image ID 43548)
Australian Ringneck
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 4
Hooded Parrot (Image ID 43547)
Hooded Parrot
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 5
Straw-necked Ibis (Image ID 43546)
Straw-necked Ibis
Woody Woodhouse
Viewed: 4

Our 2021 Photo Competitions for BirdLife Photography members will have the following themes:

  1. Best of 2020.  Up to four of your best bird shots taken during 2020.
  2. Cranes, Storks, Crakes, Rails and Swamphens.  There should be something for everyone here. The following species are eligible: Brolga, Sarus Crane, Black-necked Stork, Lewin’s Rail, Buff-banded Rail, Lord Howe Woodhen, Chestnut Rail. Red-necked Crake, Red-legged Crake, Ruddy-breasted Crake, Baillon’s Crake, Australian Spotted Crake, Spotless Crake, White-browed Crake, Australasian Swamphen. Pale-vented Bush-hen, Watercock, White-breasted Waterhen, Eurasian Coot, Dusky Moorhen, Common Moorhen, Black-tailed Native-hen and Tasmanian Native-hen.
  3. Birds in the Landscape.  The challenge here is to photograph the bird in the landscape. The bird needs to be big enough to ensure that it is clearly identifiable as does the habitat/landscape in which it lives. Comments need to address both the bird and the habitat/landscape. For example, what is the landscape/habitat and is it a typical or unusual location for the species. No birds on sticks with a clear background required here. Examples are fruit-doves in rainforest trees, finches feeding on grass seeds, chats in heathland, kingfishers overlooking and including the stream, water-birds in wetlands, estuaries or beaches etc.
  4. Wrens.  The final competition for 2021 includes any species with “wren” as part of its common name (more than 30 species around Australia). It includes Emu-wrens, Fairy-wrens, Grasswrens, Fernwren, Fieldwrens, Heathwrens and Scrubwrens.

Except for the Best of 2020 competition, all entries must have been taken within three years of the opening date of the competition; this is a change to our standard competition rules.  The competition dates are now available, on the 2021 Competition Themes page.

Recent Picks

Crimson Chat (Image ID 43555)
Crimson Chat
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 0
Australasian Darter (Image ID 43544)
Australasian Darter
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 37
Nankeen Night-Heron (Image ID 43522)
Nankeen Night-Heron
Lucca Rodriguez Amorim
Viewed: 36
Pacific Black Duck (Image ID 43505)
Pacific Black Duck
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 49
Pacific Black Duck (Image ID 43502)
Pacific Black Duck
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 82
Australian White Ibis (Image ID 43501)
Australian White Ibis
Nathan Watson
Viewed: 54
Comb-crested Jacana (Image ID 43458)
Comb-crested Jacana
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 48
Superb Fairy-wren (Image ID 43462)
Superb Fairy-wren
Linda Leman
Viewed: 59
Australian Pratincole (Image ID 43443)
Australian Pratincole
David Newell
Viewed: 72
Laughing Kookaburra (Image ID 43438)
Laughing Kookaburra
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 93

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