Wednesday, August 3, 2011

CV Trappers exceed 800 mynas trapped so far this year!

Trappers in the Clarence Valley who are helping to control the invasive Common Myna have just passed the 800 birds trapped so far for 2011. Late last year, CVCIA Landcare offered to assist Clarence Valley Council to manage the trap distribution, support trappers in the valley and record data. 838 birds have been trapped and disposed of humanely so far in 2011.

Common Mynas crowded around a CIA Landcare trap.
A small band of CIA volunteers, led admirably by CIA Myna Trap Coordinator, Laura Noble, have overseen trap rejuvenation and helped to support and coordinate local trapping efforts. Trapped numbers are collected by CIA volunteers at the end of each month and recorded on the CVCIA Landcare website .

The CVCIA website now has interactive maps showing where large numbers of the birds have been sighted and where trapping has been successful. Common Myna sightings and trap efforts can easily be reported through a form on the website, by email to or to the CVCIA Landcare central number 0411 020 394.

CVC have supplied a small amount of funding to pay for wire as there are still not enough traps to go out to people in the valley wanting to trap. If you are interested in trapping mynas or if you are able to help build traps, please contact CVCIA Landcare on 0411 020 394.