Published on 17 September 2017
We would like to make residents aware of the upcoming management of the white Corella population around Busselton. This species of Corella is not native to the South West and, unfortunately, their population is rapidly expanding. Their flock numbers are now at such high levels that they have become a serious problem, causing serious damage to City infrastructure and foreshore trees as well as being a general nuisance to many residents.
To minimise further damage, the City is introducing a programme which uses loud noises to disperse the flock with no harm to the birds. The scaring of Corellas will take only a few minutes on each occasion and residents may hear a loud whistle similar to a small fireworks rocket. This method of bird scaring is safe for use in public areas and City staff will be on site to warn anyone in the immediate vicinity just prior to carrying out each bird scaring treatment.