ABBBS Bird trapping techniques Corellas Parrots Pest birds Threatened birds Translocations


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+61 8 8940 55181

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+61 8 9306 1641
Street Address
37 Wildlife Place, Woodvale WA 6026, Australia
Postal Address
Locked Bag 104, Bentley Delivery Centre WA 6983, Australia

Profile

I am a Technical Officer in the Animal Science Program of the Science and Conservation Division. My background has mostly involved managing threatened and pest birds and mammals throughout Western Australia.   


Expertise

My main area of expertise is avian ecology and management mostly in relation to pest and threatened birds including translocations, monitoring and population control. I have significant expertise in trapping, marking and monitoring birds for research and control purposes.


Brief CV

Academic Qualifications

Grad cert. Ornithology Charles Sturt University 2010

B.Sc. Biological Science Edith Cowan University 2008

 


Projects

  • Monitoring relocated kangaroos from an urban environment to jarrah forest
  • Translocation of threatened birds and mammals from Barrow Island for fauna reconstruction in the Montebello Islands
  • Translocation of threatened birds and mammals for fauna reconstruction on Dirk Hartog Island
  • Translocation and management of threatened mammals from Barrow Island to Matuwa (Lorna Glen)
  • Rottnest Island Rock Parrot Recovery Program.
  • Control of introduced corellas and rainbow lorikeets
  • Carnaby's Cockatoo Great Cocky Count
  • Feral bee eradication trials using fipronil

Publications (26)

Departmental Publications (26)

Found 26 items

2020

Blythman M (2020). Taking heed of bird seed. Landscope 35(4), pp. 20–23

Blythman M, Lohr C, Sims C, Morris K (2020). Translocation of golden bandicoots, Isoodon auratus barrowensis, from a fenced enclosure to unfenced managed land on Matuwa (formally Lorna Glen) in September 2015: final report. Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Woodvale, WA. 43 p.

Blythman M, Porter G (2020). Movement of introduced little corellas Cacatua sanguinea and long-billed corellas Cacatua tenuirostris in south-western Western Australia. Australian Field Ornithology 37, pp. 48–55

Cowan M, Blythman M, Angus J, Gibson L (2020). Relocation and post-release monitoring of western grey kangaroos (Macropus fuliginosus) displaced from an urban development site. Animals 10,

2019

Blythman M, Burbidge A (2019). Observations of rainbow lorikeets feeding on the ground. Western Australian Bird Notes 172, pp. 27–29

Blythman M, Sansom J (2019). Devitalising bird-seed to prevent dispersal of weeds by birds. Australian Field Ornithology 36, pp. 31–33

Burbidge A, Blythman M, Danks A, Hamilton N (2019). Bringing back the birds of the Montebellos. Landscope 34(3), pp. 28–33

Sansom J, Blythman M, Dadour L, Rayner K (2019). Deployment of novel nest-shelters to increase nesting attempts in a small population of rock parrots Neophema petrophila. Australian Field Ornithology 36, pp. 74–78

2018

Burbidge AH, Ford S, King J, Blythman M, van Dongen R (2018). Threatened birds on Dirk Hartog Island, 2017-18 report: population estimates. Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Woodvale, WA. 18 p.

2017

Blythman M (2017). Guidelines for the approved control technique for introduced corellas. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Kensington, WA. 22 p.

Blythman M, Sims C, Eliot G (2017). Wedgie gold: using metal detectors to recover PIT tags under areas used by wedge-tailed eagles and barn owls. Australian Mammalogy 40, pp. 304–306

Sims C, Morris K, Blythman M (2017). Rangelands restoration: fauna recovery at Matuwa (Lorna Glen), Western Australia, annual report 2016. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Woodvale, WA. 35 p.

2016

Burbidge AH, Ball J, Blythman M, Dolman G, Ford S, King J et al. (2016). Threatened birds on Dirk Hartog Island: 2015-16 report. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Woodvale, WA. 12 p.

2015

Blythman M, Sansom J (2015). Eradication of introduced rainbow lorikeets, Trichoglossus haematodus from Rottnest Island. Western Australian Bird Notes 153, p. 25

Burbidge AH, Blythman M (2015). Birds of Katjarra and nearby areas in the Birriliburu Indigenous Protected Area: report to the Birriliburu Native Title Claimants and Central Desert Native Title Services. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Woodvale, WA. 37 p.

Burbidge AH, Dolman G, Blythman M (2015). Threatened birds on Dirk Hartog Island: preliminary report on September 2014 survey. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Woodvale, WA. 8 p.

Byrne M, Barrett G, Finn H, Blythman M, Williams M (2015). The 2015 great cocky count: a community-based survey for Carnaby’s black-cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) and forest red-tailed black-cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii naso). 64 p.

Sansom JL, Blythman MD (2015). From Perth to Rottnest and back again: silvereye movements across open water. Western Australian Naturalist 30, pp. 53–54

2014

Blythman M (2014). The wrens of Dirk Hartog Island National Park: identification guide. Department of Parks and Wildlife, Kensington, WA. 2 p.

Blythman M, Sansom J (2014). Colour marking Rottnest Island peacocks. Western Australian Bird Notes 152, p. 23

Finn H, Barrett G, Groom C, Blythman M, Williams M (2014). The 2014 great cocky count: a community-based survey for Carnaby’s black-cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) and forest red-tailed black-cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus banksii naso). Department of Parks and Wildlife, Kensington, WA. 57 p.

2013

Blythman M (2013). Lorna Glen bird banding expedition, April 2013. Western Australian Bird Notes 147, p. 20

Wykes B, Blythman M (2013). Rescuing the Rotto rockies. Western Australian Bird Notes 145, pp. 21–22

2012

Blythman M (2012). Tracking corellas to improve control methods. Western Australian Bird Notes 143, pp. 22–23

2010

Blythman M (2010). Removing feral hives. Beeinformed 9(2), p. 8

Burnham Q, Barrett G, Blythman M, Scott R (2010). Carnaby's cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris) identification of nocturnal roost sites and the 2010 Great Cocky Count: report prepared for the WA Department of Environment and Conservation. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 59 p.