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  • Eurasian Coot (Image ID 34776)

    Eurasian Coot.   Photographer: Linda Unwin

  • Australasian Gannet (Image ID 25436)

    Australasian Gannet.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Crested Tern (Image ID 24179)

    Crested Tern.   Photographer: Doug Castle

  • Eastern Rosella (Image ID 26947)

    Eastern Rosella.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Bush Stone-curlew (Image ID 33203)

    Bush Stone-curlew.   Photographer: Bill Harding

In 2014 the BirdLife Photography Committee initiated a review of the structure and function of its digital image library, the on-going repository of Australian bird images submitted by BirdLife Photography members to promote a visual appreciation of our unique birdlife and to provide a digital resource for related educational and conservation purposes.  As a consequence of this review, the Committee decided to initiate a restructure of the image library to meet the evolving needs of BirdLife Photography and its parent organisation, BirdLife Australia.  The restructure commenced in January 2015 and is a continuing process.

The first phase expands the structure of the image library with three additional galleries, one of which is the New Images Gallery (NIG).  This gallery came into operation in April 2015.  It accepts most images submitted by our members; everything except images in a 1400x450 format used in the slide-show panel on some of this website's pages, which are submitted to the Slides gallery; Photo Competition entries, which are submiited to the competition galleries; and submissions for the Creative Images and Science & Conservation galleries.  Images submitted to the NIG are subjected to a moderation process undertaken by an in-house, experienced moderating panel, before appearing on the website; each day the Latest Images column on our Home page shows all images that were published the previous day, if there were none (a situation that seldom occurs), the content remains unchanged from the previous day.  Images are usually published within a day or two of submission; occasionally, the moderation process may take longer if the bird is difficult to identify.  In addition, the moderating panel may select high-quality images, or images of rare or uncommon birds (possibly of lower quality), to appear in the Recent Picks column on our Home page.  Published images remain in the NIG for a month, and are then transferred to the Main Library.  They will then be scheduled for appraisal by the Working Groups assigned to the Premier Bird Images Gallery and the Bird Identification Gallery.

Recent Picks

Cockatiel (Image ID 36045)
Cockatiel
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: 32
White-plumed Honeyeater (Image ID 35938)
White-plumed Honeyeater
Lindsay Hansch
Viewed: 32
Providence Petrel (Image ID 35922)
Providence Petrel
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 31
Pacific Golden Plover (Image ID 35900)
Pacific Golden Plover
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 63
Singing Honeyeater (Image ID 35898)
Singing Honeyeater
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 60
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (Image ID 35856)
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
Linda Unwin
Viewed: 72
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.