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Inspiring and Supporting Photographers of Australian Birds

  • Bar-tailed Godwit (Image ID 34243)

    Bar-tailed Godwit.   Photographer: Bruce McNaughton

  • Australian Owlet-nightjar (Image ID 34076)

    Australian Owlet-nightjar.   Photographer: Harry Charalambous

  • Superb Fairy-wren (Image ID 30571)

    Superb Fairy-wren.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Crimson Rosella (Image ID 21044)

    Crimson Rosella.   Photographer: Stephen Garth

  • Sanderling (Image ID 19687)

    Sanderling.   Photographer: David Newell

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

Red-capped Plover (Image ID 44374)
Red-capped Plover
Jim Schultz
Viewed: 15
Red-fronted Parakeet (Image ID 44346)
Red-fronted Parakeet
Peter Owen
Viewed: 39
Australian Pelican, Freckled Duck, Hardhead, Pink-eared Duck (Image ID 44328)
Australian Pelican, Freckled Duck, Hardhead, Pink-eared Duck
Graham Gall
Viewed: 34
Eastern Spinebill (Image ID 44247)
Eastern Spinebill
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 53
White-plumed Honeyeater (Image ID 44212)
White-plumed Honeyeater
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 79
Crimson Chat (Image ID 44191)
Crimson Chat
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 121
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 44172)
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo
Jim Schultz
Viewed: 128
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren (Image ID 44122)
Chestnut-rumped Heathwren
Bill Harding
Viewed: 141
Eurasian Hobby (V) (Image ID 44110)
Eurasian Hobby (V)
Chris Young
Viewed: 183
Brolga (Image ID 44066)
Brolga
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 124

CONTACT US

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