Indian Myna - great reduction program working in Canberra

To: "'Frank Antram'" <>, "'Peter Shute'" <>, <>, <>
Subject: Indian Myna - great reduction program working in Canberra
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 12:05:09 +1100
Thanks Frank,

The program in Canberra has been a great success in only a few years, at
totally reversing the prior trend of the increase in abundance of this
species that has happened over many years. And through our long running
Garden Bird Survey (since 1981) we have the data to track the trends.
People are trapping large numbers of Common Mynas and it is making a big
difference. As we have all these GBS data (as described in my book) we
also have the capacity for tracking changes in abundance of all species,
to try to look for connections. Although showing likely connections will
take a few years as there are so many factors involved. My book
describes some of those issues. And as Frank mentions, there is no need
for a major cost in buying these traps. 

Philip Veerman
24 Castley Circuit
Kambah  ACT  2902
02 - 62314041

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Subject: Indian Myna

Here's what happens in Canberra and
you can build your own trap - no need for $330!

Frank Antram

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From: Peter Shute 
Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2010 22:10:29 +1100
To: "" 
Subject: Indian Mynay

> I don't know if it makes much difference or not, but surely locally it

> does.  It's interesting that he's so committed, but appears to 
> discourage competitors.
> Peter Shute
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