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

Beware resulted in injury!

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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

 
1732
Attacks
 
215
Injuries
 

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Latest Magpie Attacks Across Australia

Magpie attack on Cyclist - 3 Dewdrop St, Mansfield QLD 4122
Swoops in low from the left or the right, depending on your direction of travel along the shared path. Goes for the ear and screams as he passes. More aggressive than most, as the zip ties on my helmet didn't deter him at all.
Injured:No

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Magpie attack on Cyclist - 24 Adams St, Deagon QLD 4017
The first time I've been hit in this street. It was a butcherbird but just as aggressive as your average magpie attacker. I was hit 4-5 times over 60 meters at the side of the left eye. The thing was definitely having a shot at my eyes. Never experienced a butcherbird that aggressive before.
Injured:No

Reported by:

Magpie attack on Cyclist - 11 Torrens St, Braddon ACT 2612
Riding north. Contact made with helmet several times, harsh pecking could still be felt through. There were two magpies and one was particularly persistent. Did not stop for some distance even when I got off my bike.
Injured:No

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How to post swoops

See our easy to follow guide for help on how to post swoops magpies on magpiealert.com

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)

Take one cycling helmet and lots of electrical cable ties...

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MagpieAlert in the News

We've been so busy this season, here's a collection of news articles and interviews with MagpieAlert.com.

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"Whether you are cycling, walking, running, skateboarding or just in your back yard we want to hear from you! So please take some time and record your attack here. Editor, MagpieAlert

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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!

Read the full story here...

Add your own stories and reviews

We would very much like to hear from you if you have swooping magpie attack stories to share with Australia. Feel free to submit a review and pictures of your attempts to outwit and beat the magpies!

If you have any good tips then we will add them to our helpful safety tips sections.

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