Biodiversity, the variety of life in an ecosystem, is a tangible measure of the health and balance of a particular habitat.  At Avondale, we have been compiling a bird list over the years to chart the re-emergence of species on the farm as we have worked to restore soils and cleanse water naturally, clear invasive aliens and revive the native vegetation.  These birds that feed, roost, protect territories and raise their young on our farm, are fantastic indicators that paying attention to the eco-details makes for a vibrant eco-whole!   An example of this is our regular sightings of pairs of both the tiny and vivid Malachite Kingfisher, and the sturdy and striking Giant Kingfishers.  Both species are most likely to be breeding residents giving testimony to the health of the waters that also feed our vines!