Welcome to our resources section. We are a caring, sharing, innovative Landcare group so help yourself. Note some of these are quite large files
Members, you will find all manner of printable sheets from membership forms to reimbursement claim forms and printable cards you can cut up and leave in letterboxes in your area. If there is anything missing, let us know and we will try to assist.
CVCIA volunteer Jo measuring a cane toad and recording vital statistics.
Landcare Cane Toad Control Handbook
Landcare CaneToad Handbook 25.06.22
Cane Toad flyers & posters
Here are some items you can use to promote the CVCIA and our operations. If you are planning to do cane toad collections in a new street, the “Don’t be Alarmed” flyer is particularly good as a letterbox drop. Let me know if there is anything missing.
Indian Myna Control Handbook
- The PeeGee Trap – is an inexpensive and easy to build mesh trap being used extensively in most eastern Australian Indian (Common) Myna habitat areas including by the CVCIA throughout the Clarence Valley. Materials cost less than $30, download Plans to build a PeeGee trap.
- The beauty of the PeeGee traps is they are non-lethal so if you trap a native you can easily release it. If you trap a bird and you are not certain it is an Indian Myna, please check our Indian Myna Identification or phone Laura or Kevin on 0456 472 177 and we will be more than happy to advise.
- Contact your local Council or Landcare group as they may be able to assist you. (Indian Myna Links)
- At present we are unable to supply traps due to Covid-19.
- The Myna Magnet Trap – is an alternative that has been developed by ANU and is available for purchase on the web.
- There are many more traps displayed and sold on the web and as we have little or no experience of them we are unable to comment on them.
A typical PeeGee trap with shade cloth, roof, feeders and perches
If you are a Clarence Valley resident and do build your own trap, please let us know so we can keep track of how many birds have been removed from the Clarence Valley. You can use the Report Common Myna form on this website or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a Clarence Valley resident and think you are interested in borrowing a trap from CVCIA Landcare, please call Laura on 0456 472 177 and then, if trapping is for you, we will arrange to loan you one as we usually have several on hand.
If you have a bird that has learnt to have a feed then go back out of the trap then you could consider adding the swing doors you can get details here. If you have any queries, please call Laura or Kevin on 0456 472 177 or 0490 795 283 to discuss.
These traps are only for Indian Mynas and will only be supplied for this purpose. The trapped Mynas must be treated in a humane and responsible manner and the recommended DPIE methods of euthanasia should be used.
Native birds are protected by law so please make sure the bird you are trying to trap is an Indian (Common) Myna if in any doubt please check the Indian Myna Identification provided on this website.
Swing door to stop clever Mynas escaping
Occasionally we come across Indian Mynas that figure out how to walk in, have a feed and crouch down to escape from the feeding section or manage to escape from the holding cage back down the funnel. If the bird is escaping back down the funnel first check that the cover section at top of the funnel is at about 45 degrees, if not bend it down first as this may solve the problem.
If you do have this problem, cut out a piece of wire (25mm x 25mm squares) similar as shown (1).
Then bend the long ends and hook them over the inner ends of the entry tunnels or funnel as shown, (2) shows the funnel in the large cage and (3) the entry tunnels in the smaller section.
Check they swing freely and don’t hook up on the rolled spikes and then your clever bird should no longer be able to escape. Swing doors are not normally fitted as they may discourage some birds entering but are included should you need them.
The wire is not red; we coloured them so you could better see how they are fitted.
Water bottle and feeder
These are handy additions to make servicing your trap easier.
To download plans for water bottle click below
Swing door (1)
Swing door on funnel (2)
Swing door on tunnel (3)