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  • Bar-tailed Godwit (Image ID 34243)

    Bar-tailed Godwit.   Photographer: Bruce McNaughton

  • Australian Pelican (Image ID 19710)

    Australian Pelican.   Photographer: Judy Leitch

  • Plumed Whistling-Duck (Image ID 22046)

    Plumed Whistling-Duck.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Western Bowerbird (Image ID 35486)

    Western Bowerbird.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Black Swan (Image ID 19439)

    Black Swan.   Photographer: Gunther Frensch

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.

BirdLife Photography Special Interest Group and the group’s operating plan form part of BirdLife Australia’s Engagement Program.  The terms and conditions for operation of BirdLife Photography that are in addition to the BirdLife Australia Constitution (2014) and BirdLife Australia Network Governance and Policies Document are available here.

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

Long-billed Corella (Image ID 42996)
Long-billed Corella
Michael Hamel-Green
Viewed: 34
Whistling Kite (Image ID 42929)
Whistling Kite
Peter Owen
Viewed: 37
Malleefowl (Image ID 42911)
Malleefowl
Jennifer Carr
Viewed: 64
Rainbow Bee-eater (Image ID 42873)
Rainbow Bee-eater
Hayley Alexander
Viewed: 67
Azure Kingfisher (Image ID 42805)
Azure Kingfisher
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 94
Laughing Kookaburra, Magpie-lark (Image ID 42747)
Laughing Kookaburra, Magpie-lark
Linda Leman
Viewed: 80
Superb Fairy-wren (Image ID 42725)
Superb Fairy-wren
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 70
Yellow-throated Miner (Image ID 42675)
Yellow-throated Miner
Georgina Steytler
Viewed: 122
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Image ID 42501)
Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Edward Mikucki
Viewed: 136
Whistling Kite (Image ID 42472)
Whistling Kite
Jamie Davies
Viewed: 114

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.