Biodiversity and ecology in the Australian bush

The living forest


The number of birds and number of bird species in the forest waxes and wanes across the year. Winter is the quietest. Some birds are 'stand outs' as Winter active: Superb Lyrebirds are breeding, Eastern Yellow Robins are establishing territories and noisily competing for food, and Eastern Spinebills are busily taking nectar from the flowering Epacris

But it all changes from around mid-late August as the seasonal migrants return to the southern forests to breed. It is no accident, of course, that this coincides with the emergence of insects and the blossoming of many flowering plants. 

All images were taken by us, on site, over the last few years.