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  • Sacred Kingfisher (Image ID 36101)

    Sacred Kingfisher.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Australasian Gannet (Image ID 34815)

    Australasian Gannet.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Crested Tern (Image ID 28119)

    Crested Tern.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Australian Pelican, Little Black Cormorant (Image ID 24270)

    Australian Pelican, Little Black Cormorant.   Photographer: Sandy Castle

  • Osprey (Image ID 18892)

    Osprey.   Photographer: Rob Parker

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

White-winged Triller (Image ID 37560)
White-winged Triller
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 10
Javan Pond Heron (Image ID 37520)
Javan Pond Heron
Keith Wilcox
Viewed: 29
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren (Image ID 37504)
Blue-breasted Fairy-wren
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 37
Crested Tern (Image ID 37474)
Crested Tern
Tony Luha
Viewed: 50
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 37385)
Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo
Keith Lightbody
Viewed: 66
Western Spinebill (Image ID 37383)
Western Spinebill
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 51
Bourke's Parrot (Image ID 37357)
Bourke's Parrot
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 68
Red-capped Plover (Image ID 37300)
Red-capped Plover
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 60
Brown-headed Honeyeater (Image ID 37299)
Brown-headed Honeyeater
Mary Wheeler
Viewed: 58
Pied Monarch (Image ID 37238)
Pied Monarch
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 79

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