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How to use MynaScan in 2015

 
MynaScan is a community website that allows you to record and map sightings of myna birds, their impacts, and control activities in your local area. Use MynaScan data to help decide where to control myna birds in your local area. 
 

How to get involved

 
2. Start mapping myna birds in your local area
3. Participate in local control programs.
 
 

Get involved

How to get involved

Simply register and login to record the location of myna birds in your local area on the MynaScan Google Map. Information entered can help to coordinate myna bird control activities.

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Benalla volunteer Peter Booth awarded

 
Peter Booth received a certificate of recognition from Benalla Rural City Council for his efforts to control myna birds in his local area throughout the year. Keep up the good work Pete! Read full story (No Myna Matter - Benalla news)

 

Bring your community online

 
MynaScan hosts a new Community Networking facility for you to create or join an online group to share your observations with other people in your local area (e.g. community group, local council etc). By joining a group, you can (1) keep members informed about current problems, (2) work together with members to target problem areas, and (3) measure the outcomes of control across your local area.

Record Myna bird data and create a local map

Record myna bird activity and create a map showing all the myna bird records in your local area or a map of your data including damage and control records. Use this information to plan and implement control activities and work in unison with your neighbours.

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Are you part of a coordinated control program?

 
Working in a pest control group with your neighbours is the best way to reduce myna bird impacts and maximise the long-term benefits of control. If you need advice on how to establish a control group, contact your local pest management authorities, or Jessica Marsh at the Invasive Animals CRC (jessica.marsh@invasiveanimals.com).
 
Use your mobile phone

Use your Mobile Phone to map Myna Birds - Click here

 

Mobile device users can now access MynaScan faster and more easily while in the field. Record and view real-time myna bird data from your mobile device. Use this mobile phone mapping facility to record mynas in your local area.

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CMAs connected

Regional groups connected to MynaScan

 
Reducing Myna bird impacts is best achieved when control is coordinated at local and regional scales. Catchment groups, Local Land Services (LLS) (NSW), and local councils are now connecting to MynaScan. Use MynaScan in your local area to help keep your regional group(s) informed about myna bird problem areas.
 

Other news

National Mapping Results
State Number of sites
ACT 3636
NSW 11058
NT 1
QLD 792
SA 6
TAS 0
VIC 684
WA 1
Recent Sightings
1,300
TOTAL
SITES
16,178

CONTROL ADVICE

  • Never approach traps during daylight hours as trapped myna birds may give an alarm call that other birds will hear. Thereafter they may perceive the trap as a threat - Bill Handke
  • Make sure there is plenty of food, water and shelter in your myna bird trap - Happy lure birds (callers) will attract others - Nick K
  • Email your top control tips to mynascan@feralscan.org.au and we’ll display them here
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