Indian (or Common) Mynas trapped in the Clarence Valley are currently being recorded in our database and then mapped. The map below shows Mynas trapped from January 2011 to now, by number and locality. Clarence Valley trappers/shooters removed over 12,000 of these pest birds previously troubling our wonderful natives. For the tallies check the box at the right.
Active trappers are shown in blue, ex-trappers are green and the darker the colour the more Indian Mynas have been trapped at that site. Click on each pointer for details at that site. To hide either group click on the box left of the map heading below and un-tick the item if the drop box you do not wish to see. To zoom use +/- buttons at lower left and slide screen to move your view.
To view this map in full screen mode click the box at the top right of the map display.
The more data we have the more effective our mapping and monitoring program will be. If you are successfully trapping or shooting Mynas in the Clarence Valley, please let us know even if you are not actually involved in the CVCIA program, so we can include your successes.
The beauty of the PeeGee Myna traps we use is they are non-lethal so if you trap a native you can easily release it. If you are not sure the bird you have is an Indian Myna, please phone Laura or Kevin on 0456 472 177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be more than happy to advise.
Monitoring the impact of trapping
We are hoping to set up a comprehensive monitoring program one day to see how successful our trapping has been and whether we are helping to maintain the balance. If you are interested in being involved, please email us on email@example.com It is possible this will involve bird-watching for a short time each month – how fun is that?