Council has Indian Myna traps available for loan to interested community members.
About this Event
Tweed Shire Council is pleased to welcome you to our Indian Myna Trapping program. It aims to support community members in their efforts to control Indian Mynas in the Tweed.
About the program
Indian Mynas originated in India and were introduced to Australia between 1862 and 1872. They are now established in the Northern Rivers area. If left unchecked they will quickly breed into large flocks which will kill or displace many of our native birds and hollow dwelling marsupials.
Council has Indian Myna traps available for loan to interested community members. These traps catch the pest birds unharmed, and are designed to exclude native bird species.
How to hire a trap
If you would like to participate in the trapping program you can book a ticket to an Indian Myna trap training event held on the first Tuesday of every month at the Tweed Shire Council Murwillumbah Office on Tumbulgum Road, Murwillumbah.
Council staff will provide training and support in the use of the trap and coordinate with members of the program to humanely euthanise the pest birds.
Booking the event is free but members of the program will be asked to pay a deposit of $20 per trap that will be reimbursed upon return of the trap.