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 1,593 Indian Mynas in 2011, 2,010 in 2012, 1753 in 2013, 1343 in 2014, 1210 in 2015 1521 in 2016 and to date 144 in 2017. This is a huge total of 9574 of these pest birds no longer troubling our wonderful natives.
View Indian Myna trapping details – Clarence Valley in a full screen map.
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 6649 4712 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?