- Please record your name, address, and the trap ID number at the top of the Bird Capture Sheet (attached). Recording the trapped birds is extremely important as data for individual areas and the entire city will be compiled to calculate the efficiency of the culling program.
- All birds that are caught in the trap should be recorded. This includes what species, how many, date, time which can be approximate, food type used, if it was released (i.e. it’s not an Indian Myna) and if it was taken to the Shed (if it is an Indian Myna). Note that the trap is designed specifically for Myna birds and other species caught should be rare. If the traps are catching lots of other birds then modification may be necessary.
- You may tally the birds for the records. For example if you caught 10 Indian Myna birds in one day, you do not have to fill in ten spaces. You may fill in one space and write you caught 10 individuals.
- Once the data sheet is full or if you hand back your trap please send the filled-out sheets to Grant Linley. His address is listed on the sheet and below. If you have any problems please email or call him and he can assist you in your needs.
- If you need more recording sheets please download below
- Finally, congratulations and thanks on becoming an Indian Myna trapper; you are not only helping in a worthwhile cause but assisting in real science.
If you have any queries at all about the trial, methodology employed, and outcomes or progress, please contact Grant Linley on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0423 197 688.’