Over 60 bird species, including both native and introduced, are responsible for damage to horticultural crops in Australia. Some introduced birds species, such as the common or Indian myna, are considered to threaten biodiversity and compete with native species.
- Common starling - Information on the distribution, biology, damage and management of common starlings in Australia
- Pest birds – humaneness matrix - Matrix showing the relative humaneness of pest bird control methods
- Case study: Common myna impacts - Case study on the impacts of common mynas on other bird species and the effectiveness of community trapping in Canberra.
- Identifying corridors, refuges and entry points for starlings, Sturnus vulgaris, at an invasion front - Project investigating the application of remote audio detection technology to the starling program in Western Australia
- Bio-economic evaluations of management strategies for pest birds: maximising efficiency to reduce impacts to agriculture - This project provides an evaluation of pest bird management strategies
- GEN001: Methods of euthanasia - The word euthanasia means an easy death and should be regarded as an act of humane killing with the minimum of pain, fear and distress. Euthanasia of a range of […]
- BIR002: Trapping of Pest Birds - The aim of trapping is to reduce bird numbers in order to minimise the damage done to crops etc. However the process is often labour intensive, opportunistic and may have […]
- GEN003: Trapping using soft net traps - Soft net traps consist of a flexible metal frame and netting and/or bag which collapses over the animal when triggered. Soft net traps rely on entanglement to secure and hold […]
- BIR001: Shooting of Pest Birds - Shooting is used either to directly reduce numbers of pest birds through killing or more commonly as a scaring or dispersal strategy. Shooting may have short-term advantages but the technique […]