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How to use StarlingScan in 2017

StarlingScan is a community website that allows you to record and map sightings of starlings, damage, and control activities in your local area. Use StarlingScan data to decide where to control starlings, and work with your neighbours and local land managers to coordinate control. 

FeralScan wins Banksia Award

The FeralScan Program recently won a Banksia Sustainability Award for Science and Research excellence, from the Banksia Foundation and the Minister for the Environment and Energy, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP. This award reflects your commitment to improving pest animal management, and will enable us to continue to help reduce to problems caused by pest animals nationally. Thank you for your ongoing support. Read more, visit the Banksia Awards website or PestSmart Connect.
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How to get involved

Simply register your details (name and email address) and login to start mapping Starlings in your local area on the StarlingScan Google Map. Information entered can help to coordinate control.

Record Starling activity and create a local map

Record Starlings and create a map showing all the records in your local area or a map of your data including damage and control records. Use this information to plan control activities and work in unison with your neighbours and local land managers.

Bring your community online

StarlingScan hosts a new Community Networking facility for you to create or join an online group to share your observations with other people in your local area (e.g. local council or Landcare group). By joining a group, you can (1) keep members informed about current problems, (2) work together with members to target problem areas, and (3) measure the outcomes of control.

Are you part of a coordinated starling control network?

Working in a pest control group with your neighbours is the best way to reduce starling numbers and maximise the long-term benefits of control. If you need advice on how to establish a control group, contact your local pest management authorities, or Jessica Marsh at the Invasive Animals CRC (

Use your Mobile Phone to map Starlings - Click here

Mobile device users can now access StarlingScan faster and more easily while in the field. Record and view real-time starling data from your mobile device. Use this mobile phone mapping facility to record starlings in your local area.

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Catchment and regional groups connected to StarlingScan

Reducing starling impacts is best achieved when control is coordinated at local and regional scales.Catchment groups, Local Land Services (LLS) (NSW), and local councils are now connecting to StarlingScan. Use StarlingScan in your local area to help keep your regional group(s) informed about local starling problem areas.

Other news

  • NEW Phone App - Field Guide to Pest Animals of Australia (v2.0)

  • Download FREE from the App Store - Click here.
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