To: "'Barney'" <>, "'Birding-Aus'" <>
Subject: Question
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 15:24:04 +1100

Hi Barney,


That is a very valid question. There have of course been studies like that over many events. There will be summary writings on the subject. Unfortunately I don’t think you will find a simple answer. Many factors operate in this, not all sites will respond in the same way, it depends on plant species involved, the climate since then and many other factors. It could be said each bird species will respond in its own way (although there will be groupings). Some birds will survive and stay or repopulate quickly. Some species will be attracted to the change. Some will take years or many decades to return to “normal”. People familiar with that area could respond about that area. Each bit of information needs to be taken within its own context.




From: Birding-Aus [ On Behalf Of Barney
Sent: Monday, 25 January, 2021 2:01 PM
Subject: [Birding-Aus] Question


When the devastating bushfires went through Healesville etc back in 2009 we

went through there on our way to Gippsland and stayed the night to support the locals.

My question is, has the birdlife recovered to the pre-bushfire numbers and if

so how long did it take.

Barney Enders

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