In Depth

Why songbirds are leaving the Midlands and how the music can return once again

Adam Holmes
By Adam Holmes
Updated March 11 2021 - 11:44pm, first published January 3 2020 - 5:00pm
(Clockwise from top-left) eastern spinebill, brown thornbill, yellow-throated honeyeater, scarlet robin, superb fairy-wren and striated pardalote. The songbirds face a range of risks as the ecosystem is continually disrupted. Pictures: Glen Bain

The Midlands and its wooded areas have been an echoing cacophony of bird song for eons, but incremental landscape change has brought threats that could be silencing the music.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010