District on pest watch for mynas

FRASER Coast Regional Council has asked residents to look out for the Indian myna bird as part of a major pest survey across the region, which is expected to finish next month.

The survey is monitoring compliance with the Land Protection Act and will also map the distribution and population of declared pests and environmental weeds across the region.

The Indian myna bird is one of the pests council is on the hunt for and has asked residents to help dig the birds out.

Fraser Coast councillor Sue Brooks said the council wanted to know when and where residents had seen them in an effort to map their population.

“Council will use the survey results to implement control programs and hopefully slow their spread,” she said.

“As you fill in the survey you will be asked a series of questions which will help residents identify whether they have seen an Indian myna or a noisy miner.”

Properties in Dundowran, Dundowran Beach, Eli Waters, Gundiah, Mt Urah, and Patterson have been given high priority in the three month pest survey.

A copy of the survey program including a list of declared pests is available from the council administrative centres.

Visit www.frasercoast.qld.gov.au for more information or phone 1300 79 49 29.