Campbelltown City Council’s Indian Myna Bird Action Program (IMBAP) aims to reduce the population of the Indian Myna bird within the Campbelltown region, and in doing so, reduce the adverse impact these birds cause on human health and the natural environment.
What is IMBAP?
IMBAP is an education and action program, run in partnership between Council and local men’s sheds.
The objectives of the program are to:
- Raise public awareness about the Indian Myna bird, the damage it can cause to native bird populations, and the risks it poses to human health and the natural environment.
- Provide the community with educational information about how to reduce their feeding, roosting and breeding opportunities.
- Provide training to community members on how to effectively trap and humanely euthanise Indian Myna birds, based on methods that are acceptable to Government, animal welfare authorities and the community.
- Offer residents the opportunity to purchase effective Indian Myna bird traps on completion of their participation in scheduled community education workshops.
- Work cooperatively with other councils, agencies and local organisations to better understand Indian Myna bird education and control programs.
How can you get involved?
Interested community members can participate in the Indian Myna Bird Action Program by attending a one-hour workshop, where you will learn about:
- the effects of Indian Myna birds on human health and the environment
- effective trapping methods
- animal welfare protocols
- humane euthanasia and
- other methods to discourage Indian Myna birds calling your backyard home.
Register for workshop
To register for one of Council's Indian Myna Bird Action Program workshops, you can use the link above or alternatively you can contact Council's Environment Unit on (02) 4645 4501.
Following attendance at a workshop, participants will have the opportunity to purchase an Indian Myna bird trap, tailor-made by one of our local Men’s Sheds, or alternatively be supplied plans by Council to build your own trap.
You can also get involved by recording the sightings of Indian Myna birds in your area and registering your findings at Feralscan.
For futher information about Campbelltowns Local Men's Sheds or if you would like to learn how you can be involved, visit Campbelltown's Local Men's Sheds.
For more information about native birds and their habitat in your back yard, visit Birds in Backyards.
We look forward to working with you in reducing the impact of this pest on our natural environment.
Please note: Under Council's current Trial Indian Myna Bird Action Program, the trap operator is required to humanely euthanise trapped birds in accordance with the NSW Department of Primary Industries - Standard Operating Procedure for trapping pest birds(227KB, PDF).