White Ibis Management
Founder and Director of Naturecall, Steve Noy, has had extensive experience and success in the management and control of Australian White Ibis populations. Steve was integrally involved in the planning and implementation of one of the first White Ibis Management programs throughout South East Queensland and now undertakes several integrated planning and control programs in a number of locations throughout Australia for private organisations and local Councils.
Problems Caused By Over Abundant White Ibis Populations
Because white ibis birds feed heavily on unnatural human waste sources such as rubbish in school yard bins and public parks, their numbers have increased unnaturally.
This over abundance in population has resulted in the white ibis:-
- damaging native vegetation due to such large numbers of them roosting and nesting.
- out-competing other bird life and native Australian animals in their natural breeding habitats.
- releasing high levels of unnatural amounts of nutrients into the ecosystem through faeces, and discarded eggs. This imbalance can impact on water quality and facilitate an increase in the numbers of scavenger species such as foxes.
- becoming an air strike risk in areas surrounding metropolitan and regional airports.
What We Do
For many years Naturecall has undertaken various research and educational programs and has worked with a number of local Councils to achieve a coordinated approach to a natural balance of white ibis populations. We do this through:-
- Public education programs aimed at discouraging people from feeding ibis and leaving bins and waste uncovered.
- Efficient and effective dispersal of white ibis from landfill areas and roosting sites.
- Effective and humane nest and egg removal from problem sites.
- Undertaking studies to document flight patterns and breeding behaviour and further understand the shift from traditional breeding marches and wetlands, in order to provide effective long term biodiversity solutions.
For further information on solving ibis problems please call us on 1300 319 954.