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  • Pied Stilt (Image ID 31025)

    Pied Stilt.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Square-tailed Kite (Image ID 18924)

    Square-tailed Kite.   Photographer: Murray Chambers

  • Welcome Swallow (Image ID 19885)

    Welcome Swallow.   Photographer: Rob Parker

  • Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (Image ID 30635)

    Chestnut-breasted Mannikin.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Image ID 28153)

    Sulphur-crested Cockatoo.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

BirdLife Photography
Australian Birds

BirdLife Photography is a Special Interest Group of BirdLife Australia and provides both a forum and resources for photographers, bird observers and the general public to enhance their knowledge and appreciation of birds through the medium of photography.

It was formed in 2008, as PhotoBOCA, with the initial membership coming from the existing photography groups of Bird Observation & Conservation Australia (BOCA) in Melbourne, Bellarine Peninsula, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Townsville.  With the merge of BOCA and Birds Australia to form BirdLife Australia in January 2012, it became BirdLife Photography.  Our focus is to provide educational activities via the internet, with an emphasis on photography and bird identification.

Membership

Membership of BirdLife Photography is open to anyone interested in photographing Australian birds.  We only provide individual memberships (ie. no family memberships), as this allows us to identify the actual person who contributes to our website, by submitting images to our galleries, participating in competitions or ID challenges, or joining the discusssions in our Forum.  Our membership fee is currently $15 per annum.  Membership allows you to submit photos to our online gallery, participate in our photo competitions and Bird Identification Challenges, submit posts to our online Forum, and access our latest newsletters (non-members can only access newsletters more than two years old); you may also join and contribute to our private Facebook group.

So - why not join BirdLife Photography, enjoy the benefits of membership, help spread the word of the pleasures of birdwatching and photography, and make your contribution to the preservation of the uniqueness of Australian birdlife for generations to come.  Just download the application form, fill it in and send to BirdLife Australia.  Alternatively, phone BirdLife Australia Supporter Services on 1300 730 075.  Please provide an email address when you join, as all our communication with our members is via email; if you do not have an email address, you will need to check this website regularly to keep informed of our activities, such as photo competitions, ID challenges, and newsletters.

Please note that joining BirdLife Photography does not provide membership of any of the Branch Photography Groups.  If you wish to join them also, to participate in local activities in your area, please contact them directly.  You can find details of local photography groups on the About Us - Branch Photography Groups page.

Recent Picks

Southern Boobook (Image ID 35763)
Southern Boobook
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 19
Star Finch (Image ID 35745)
Star Finch
Les George
Viewed: 36
Gentoo Penguin (Image ID 35724)
Gentoo Penguin
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 39
Little Kingfisher (Image ID 35707)
Little Kingfisher
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 49
Dusky Woodswallow (Image ID 35696)
Dusky Woodswallow
Bill Harding
Viewed: 31
Golden Whistler (Image ID 35643)
Golden Whistler
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 64
Grey Noddy (Image ID 35637)
Grey Noddy
Robert Bridges
Viewed: 34
Common Noddy (Image ID 35641)
Common Noddy
Georgina Steytler
Viewed: 44
Royal Penguin (Image ID 35629)
Royal Penguin
James McSkimming
Viewed: 36
White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Image ID 35586)
White-bellied Sea-Eagle
Robert Toneguzzo
Viewed: 45

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.