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Indian Mynas, nest boxes and habitat for birds webinar

  • 29 Nov 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Online
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In this webinar we are discussing the issue of Indian Myna birds, nest boxes and habitat for birds. Many locals in Bungendore and surrounds are seeing Indian Myna birds for the first time. Indian Mynas have been declared a prohibited pest in the ACT and classed as one of the top 100 invasive species worldwide by the World Conservation Union. Indian Myna birds will out compete native birds for hollows and nest boxes. Is there anything we can do to prevent the spread of the species and to encourage the birds we do want to come into our farms and gardens?

Join our presenters Bill Handke, Tod Spencer and Alice McGlashan to learn more about pest bird species and the positive actions that you can take to attract the birds you do want to come to your place.

Topics covered in this webinar will include

  • identification of pest bird species including Indian Mynas and Starlings
  • trapping and methods of control
  • exclusion from nesting boxes
  • where to get support and trap building workshops
  • habitat for birds.

About our presenters

Bill Handke OAM has a deep interest in the natural environment and in conservation. He is the instigator and President of the Canberra Indian Myna Action Group Inc, a community-action program set up in 2006. In 2014 Bill was named the Environmentalist of the Year by the Conservation Council and awarded an Order of Australia in 2017 for his work on community health and the environment. Bill has many years’ experience managing Indian myna birds at his home in Canberra and is passionate about sharing his knowledge with others.

Tod Spencer is an inspiring nature lover who has created nest box homes for Australian birds and animals in his suburban backyard. Drawing on his experience as a natural resource management specialist, he has designed nest boxes baffles to exclude Indian Mynas and has experience trapping pest bird species. Tod has a Degree in Science (Conservation) and a keen interest in nature photography and the environment. 

Alice McGlashan is a natural resource management practitioner and environmental educator, who lives on a rural bush property in Wamboin. She has a Masters Degree in Environmental Science and Law, and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology. Alice spends her free time improving the native habitat on her property for wildlife and actively controls feral predators to protect her poultry and local native animals.

About the webinar

The webinar is free but you need to register to attend. Spaces are limited. The webinar will be held using Zoom. Registered participants will be sent email instructions on how to join.

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Small Farms Network Capital Region Inc
PO Box 313
Bungendore
NSW 2621

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