Indian or common mynas are not to be confused with the native noisy miner birds. Mynas are currently not declared pests under state legislation. Therefore there is no legislative requirement for landholders or councils to undertake control. Localised trapping can temporarily reduce numbers of mynas but doesn’t have a lasting impact on populations at a regional scale.
Trapping and controlling Indian myna birds
We are supportive of community groups who wish to trap myna birds but do not have the monetary resources to fund these activities. We do not supply traps nor offer assistance with euthanizing or disposing of trapped birds.
The Highfields Men’s Shed makes and sells traps (currently $50 each). For further information about the traps please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Disposing of dead birds
Dead birds can be disposed of through the household rubbish collection.
For further information about Indian mynas, their identification, monitoring and control please click on the links:
- Indian myna birds - Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
- Indian myna bird website - Australian National University
- Birds in backyards - provides information about designing gardens that discourage Mynas and attract native birds.