Indian (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 16,000 (mid 2021) of these pest birds previously troubling our wonderful natives. For the annual tallies see the box at the right of your screen.
- Active trappers are shown in blue, the darker the colour the more Indian Mynas have been trapped at that site.
- Ex-trapping sites are shown in grey. Click on each pointer for details of tallies at that site.
- To hide either group click on the box at the top left of the map heading below and untick (red box) of the group current or X trappers you wish to hide. Tick again to review.
- To zoom use +/- buttons at lower left of the map 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, have a look at Laura’s video or contact her on 0456 472 177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be more than happy to assist.
Monitoring the impact of trapping
To date, anecdotal reports would suggest the program is working, but the more people who get involved the more it will progress. We hope to set up a comprehensive monitoring program one day to see how successful our trapping has been and how we are helping to maintain the balance.