Borrow a Common Myna Trap
If you'd like to join the fight against Common Mynas in the Strathbogie Ranges, we have 20 traps available for public use.
If you live within the Strathbogie Ranges or Strathbogie Shire, you are eligible to borrow a free Common Myna trap to help you control the Common Myna population in your area.
To ensure that everyone is able to access these traps, there is a limit of one trap per household, for a maximum time of one month per borrow.
Please note a $20 deposit is required per trap borrowed.
"All animals should be treated humanly, even pests"
The Common Myna is an extremely intelligent bird, which is part of the reason they are so good at spreading their populations. When an Common Myna is captured, it should have constant access to water, and the trap should be shielded from the elements. Causing trapped birds any unnecessary distress is not in accordance with the aim of this project. If you are not confident in your ability to euthanise caught Common Mynas and do not have access to someone who is, please do not attempt to trap Mynas in the first place, as this will cause the birds distress and make them harder to catch in the future.
The current recommended method of euthanasia of trapped Common Mynas is cervical dislocation, and the correct methods can be found on our resources page.