Magpie Swooping Season 2018!

Australia's social website to track aggressive swooping magpies in your area. If you are a cyclist, walker, runner or maybe a concerned member of the public then help protect others and share swooping magpie attacks on-line here!

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Swooping Magpie Attack Map across Australia for 2018

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Swooping Magpie Safety Tips

Below is a short list of safety tips that we've collected over the past 5 seasons from our readers that may help with preventing and avoiding a swooping magpie attack. Visit the Swooping Magpie Safety Tips page a full list of tips!

Magpies are protected throughout Australia, and it is against the law to kill the birds, collect their eggs, or harm their young. If you feel a magpie is a serious menace, it should be reported to your local council. The aim of this service is to help members of the community avoid the over agressive birds by reporting them here.

2018 Attack Counts


Latest Magpie Attacks Across Australia

Magpie attack on Walker - 250 Eldon St, Berserker QLD 4701
The large mature bird flew full speed toward the back of my son's head and made contact. It drew blood. Neighbours say it is the third attack by the same bird this morning. An elderly man was attacked half an hour before my son and fell to the ground. A young boy was attacked on the side of his head above his ear yesterday also by the same bird.

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Magpie attack on Walker - 29 Sawmill Circuit, Riverhills QLD 4074
I've just moved in to this house, saw the magpie walking around the garden a couple of times and I was just waiting for the attack to happen. I was walking with my baby in a sling and it attacked first, then when I walked to work it attacked again.

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Magpie attack on Cyclist - 9 Adelaide Blvd, Gowanbrae VIC 3043
Been attacked in this area 4 times in the last 2 weeks whilst cycling in both directions. Hit the helmet today and on other 3 occasions hit the right should/ear area. When riding on the other side of the creek it doesn't seem to attack,

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Magpie attack on Cyclist - Maroubra NSW 2035
Swooped twice since my first report. The swooping starts just after crossing the Storey St intersection onto the lights towards Avoca St. If the light stays green, you're lucky.and have to keep riding hard to dodge it. It will stop chasing after the lights.

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Magpie attack on Cyclist - 15 Slessor Rd, Casula NSW 2170
I was riding my bicycle when I got attacked by a magpie in Leacock regional park closer to Glenfield rd entrance, luckily I managed to escape the area with no injuries

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Magpie attack on Cyclist - Tourist Drive 5, Curtin ACT 2605
Swooped on bike path approaching Cotter rd underpass. Swooped continuously coming within a metre but no contact. I Rode out (nothwest) an hour earlier and twice last week but this was the first sighting.

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Magpie attack on Walker - Edwardes St, Reservoir VIC 3073
Multiple attacks have been witnessed. Ladies with prams and ppl just waking near the train. The birds are Noisy Mynah(miner) and are swooping everyone it seems.

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Help Guide

Tutorial: How to cable-tie your cycling helmet

How to cable tie your cycling helmet (my Specialized cycling helmet now with cable ties)

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Your Stories

Jonny safe from cycling

I faced off against the M7 magpie and won!

I was on my usual 60km Sunday cycle route, cycling minding my own business when suddenly there was a snapping at my ear. I put my foot to the pedals and sped up, he came back for more and eventually gave up after about 150m.

Read what happens of my return journey...

Did my cable tied cycling helmet work?

Well did my cable tied helmet work? Having been attacked the previous week I'm not afraid to admit that I was a wee bit hesitant!

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