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  • Australian Ringneck (Image ID 39164)

    Australian Ringneck.   Photographer: Diana Womersley

  • Eastern Spinebill (Image ID 36072)

    Eastern Spinebill.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Grey-tailed Tattler (Image ID 24940)

    Grey-tailed Tattler.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Little Tern (Image ID 19077)

    Little Tern.   Photographer: Mal Carnegie

  • White-winged Chough (Image ID 26198)

    White-winged Chough.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

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

Bourke's Parrot (Image ID 43114)
Bourke's Parrot
Bryon Samuels
Viewed: 17
Speckled Warbler (Image ID 43082)
Speckled Warbler
Patrick Kavanagh
Viewed: 38
Long-billed Corella (Image ID 42996)
Long-billed Corella
Michael Hamel-Green
Viewed: 47
Whistling Kite (Image ID 42929)
Whistling Kite
Peter Owen
Viewed: 43
Malleefowl (Image ID 42911)
Malleefowl
Jennifer Carr
Viewed: 78
Rainbow Bee-eater (Image ID 42873)
Rainbow Bee-eater
Hayley Alexander
Viewed: 76
Azure Kingfisher (Image ID 42805)
Azure Kingfisher
Brian O'Leary
Viewed: 106
Laughing Kookaburra, Magpie-lark (Image ID 42747)
Laughing Kookaburra, Magpie-lark
Linda Leman
Viewed: 91
Superb Fairy-wren (Image ID 42725)
Superb Fairy-wren
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 82
Yellow-throated Miner (Image ID 42675)
Yellow-throated Miner
Georgina Steytler
Viewed: 133

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