blp shabash 430x45

  • Cape Barren Goose (Image ID 27326)

    Cape Barren Goose.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Budgerigar (Image ID 29548)

    Budgerigar.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Grey-tailed Tattler (Image ID 24940)

    Grey-tailed Tattler.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Eurasian Coot (Image ID 38804)

    Eurasian Coot.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

  • Black-faced Cormorant (Image ID 24003)

    Black-faced Cormorant.   Photographer: Jill Wilson

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

Varied Sittella (Image ID 40561)
Varied Sittella
Keith Lightbody
Viewed: 34
Barau's Petrel (V) (Image ID 40415)
Barau's Petrel (V)
Keith Lightbody
Viewed: 84
Orange-bellied Parrot (Image ID 40383)
Orange-bellied Parrot
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 126
Jacky Winter (Image ID 40321)
Jacky Winter
Diana Womersley
Viewed: 110
Australian Wood Duck (Image ID 40295)
Australian Wood Duck
Glenn Pure
Viewed: 107
Eurasian Coot (Image ID 40284)
Eurasian Coot
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 112
White-browed Woodswallow (Image ID 40190)
White-browed Woodswallow
Bill Harding
Viewed: 174
Striated Thornbill (Image ID 40181)
Striated Thornbill
Lindsay Hansch
Viewed: 120
Brown Thornbill (Image ID 40179)
Brown Thornbill
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 138
Black-eared Cuckoo (Image ID 40156)
Black-eared Cuckoo
Diana Womersley
Viewed: 119

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.