Shoalhaven Residents can play their part in helping native birds thrive.
Indian Myna birds (also known as the Common Myna) breed from August to March and during the breeding season they can evict native birds from their nesting spots.
Council encourages residents to take small steps around their homes to prevent nesting and breeding of the species in the Shoalhaven.
Simple things residents can do:
- Improve habitat by planting native plants to encourage reliable areas for nesting and a food source for our native birds. Native shrubs offer opportunities for small native birds to nest.
- Reduce roosting opportunities around the home. If you notice an Indian Myna bird nesting in the roofs or eaves of your house, block off those holes. Reducing their opportunities for breeding will help reduce their numbers.
- Ensure Mynas can’t access pet food or other potential food sources.
Several men’s sheds sell myna bird traps. Please refer to the community directory link below to locate a shed near you. Please type Men's Shed in the search bar provided.
Shoalhaven Community Directory
Learn more by accessing websites below:
Bird in Backyards (new window)
Birdlife Australia (new window)
Canberra Indian Myna Action Inc. (new window)
Wollongong Indian Myna Bird Action Program (new window)
Campbelltown Indian Myna Bird Action Program (new window)
Trapping and Euthanasia Guidelines
NSW DPI Standard Operating Procedure - Trapping of Pest Birds