Nominations close on 1 November annually, if positions are available.
Being made a Fellow of BirdLife Australia is a formal acknowledgment that a person has made a distinguished contribution to the discipline of ornithology in Australasia through the organisation, either directly through ornithological research or in other, related, evidence-based, scientific disciplines.
This distinction is a Constitutional Award and is limited to only twenty recipients at any one time or as determined by the Board.
The award will be made on individual merit and if positions are available.
Please download and complete the Fellows Nomination Form provided below. Once you have finished, please attach it to the submission form located at the bottom of this page.
Nominations are to be made by a majority of Fellows, or by at least ten financial members of BirdLife Australia.
Nominations, providing evidence meeting the selection criteria, together with supporting documentation specifying the grounds for the nomination, are to be submitted to the Research & Conservation Committee’s Scientific Awards Sub-Committee for consideration by RACC at the February RACC meeting.
Fellows will be elected by members at the following AGM.
Fellows Nomination Form
A Fellow will be expected to have demonstrated leadership in fulfilling the goals of BirdLife Australia to advance the knowledge and conservation of native birds, and achieved all or some of the following:
Dr Barry Baker
Dr Mike Bamford
Professor Kate Buchanan
Dr Allan Burbidge
Dr Margaret Cameron AM
Emeritus Professor Mike Clarke
Dr Peter Dann
Professor Hugh Ford
Professor Stephen Garnett
Dr Philip Moors AO
Dr Mike Newman
Assoc. Prof. Penny Olsen AM
Please attach your Fellows Nomination Form here. Nominations, evidencing the selection criteria and with supporting documentation specifying the grounds for the nomination, are to be submitted to the Research & Conservation Committee’s Scientific Awards Sub-Committee by 1 November for consideration by RACC at the February RACC meeting.