Stakeholders should be clear about what will be monitored during their program.
While the preceding steps cover what type of monitoring is to be done, there should also be discussion about exactly what information must be collected, and why. Some issues to consider before monitoring begins include:
- Who is the information for and how will they use it?
- Who will gather the information?
- Who will analyse the information?
- What type of strategy will be put in place to ensure collected data are promptly fed back (eg to landholders or agencies) in an appropriate and useful form?
MynaScan and StarlingScan are two community websites that allow you to record and map sightings of these pest birds and their damage, and control activities in your local area. Use the resource data to decide where to control the pest birds, and work with your neighbours and local land managers to coordinate control.
You can access MynaScan and StarlingScan via the following links:
How to record:
- Register your Name, or simply record data using your email address.
- Record where you have seen myna’s or starlings, evidence, damage, and control actions.
- Submit your record, and view it on the website.
- View other sightings in your local area.