Hi Del, I've been thinking about this prob for a long time up here, but have
sat on my hands a bit over it!! I would KILL to be involved in this!! Please
let me know how I can get involved myself... Cheers, Martin Cachard, Cairns
0428 782 808
> Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2012 11:36:25 +1000
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] 3,000 mynahs trapped in Cairns.
> There has been a Rotary Club "Remove Indian Mynahs" project in
> Cairns for some weeks and thus far there has been 3,000 plus removed.
> Cairns Men's Shed has made up 225 traps to date and there is a good
> public acceptance of the fact that this introduced species is a real
> problem, hence the good results.
> Three members of the "Men's Shed" have captured 1500 birds between
> them. Broad estimate of numbers in the Cairns area has been put at 250,000.
> It's very pleasing that an organisation like the Rotary Club is
> fostering this project as it then stands a chance for continued success
> in regional Australia.
> Del. Richards, Fine Feather Tours, Mossman, NQ.
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