Scrub Turkey Catcher and Removal

Brush-Turkey-001The Scrub Turkey is often referred to as a Bush Turkey or a Brush Turkey.
When a male Scrub Turkey selects your yard as its preferred locality for nest building the end result can be one of frustration and significant loss to any well loved garden. These powerful and industrious birds are capable of moving large quantities of mulch, topsoil and small plants as they endeavour to construct their spectacular mounds. A common site in virtually all Brisbane suburbs the Brush Turkey is a highly successful suburban dweller which has taken good advantage of the many resources afforded to it in our highly modified backyards and parklands.

Specialist trapping techniques are implemented by Bush Turkey catchers with methods approved by the regulating body allowable. Only licensed and insured Scrub Turkey removal specialists can legally conduct any activity which results in disturbance to nests or the birds. This includes any attempt to capture or directly interfere with birds or the removal and translocation of eggs or chicks. Brush Turkeys are a protected species under the provisions of the Queensland Nature Conservation Act 1992.

Brush turkey assessment and removal by licensed and insured permit holders is available for the following areas:

Brisbane West and Ipswich 0413 028 081
Brisbane North 0409 675 522
Brisbane South, Bayside and Logan 0421 455 077
Gold Coast 0413 028 081
Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley and Brisbane Valley 0421 455 077
Scenic Rim including Warwick 0421 455 077
Sunshine Coast 0413 028 081


We are often asked whether Scrub Turkey catcher services are offered by Brisbane City Council, Ipswich City Council, Pine Rivers, Moreton, Redlands, Logan and Gold Coast city Council. Along with other entities such as the RSPCA, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Queensland Police these all have differing perspectives in regards to jurisdiction but generally do not offer magpie removal services to the general public as it is viewed as a user pays system when on private land. Instead they are likely to direct you to a search option which will find you back with us anyway!!

Do you want to know more about the Brush Turkeys. Go to www.wildlifeqld.com.au