Australia's Magpie Swooping Map 2019!

Australia's Magpie Swooping Map 2019!

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!

2019 Attack Counts

 
4024
Attacks
 
565
Injuries
 

Selected: Australia

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Recent Attack details for Australia

4024 Results
Magpie attack on Runner - 49 Aramac St, Brassall QLD 4305
Bird continually swoops from about 100m away along bikepath, Kyoto St, or Aramac St. I have seen kids fall off bikes, elderly walkers tripped, and runners harassed. To reduce instance of swooping walk closest to treeline (under trees) along Kyoto St as the bird will not swoop under branches. Wearing hats or helmets does not seem to reduce instance of swooping.
Injured:Yes

Reported by:

Magpie attack on Cyclist - 183 Gladstone Rd, Allenstown QLD 4700
the visitor centre magpie on Gladstone road is still going strong. usually swoops riders coming into rocky but is now swooping outbound riders. hit me twice on the helmet. This magpie started in august and still going
Injured:No

Reported by:

Magpie attack on Walker - 50 Spine St, Sumner QLD 4074
75 Spine st Sumner Baby had fallen out of nest and hidden under one of our cars, RSPCA had advised to collect and drop off to Wacol. Parent was obviously not happy. This is the second time this season a baby from this breeding pair has needed help, very windy and babies have fallen from nest far too early. Was injured when helping previous baby(October).
Injured:No

Reported by:

Magpie attack on Walker - 13 Park Rd, Speers Point NSW 2284
At speers point park, I wasv taking my kids to drink out of the blue water bubbler at the front of the park, closest to the cafe. I got swooped twice, on the back of the head. I moved pretty quick to protect my kids.
Injured:No

Reported by:

4024 Results

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!

  • If you are swooped while cycling get off of your bicycle, a large number of injuries reported on magpiealert.com are caused by accidents where cyclists fall off during an attack.
  • Keep an ear open for their distinctive calls.
  • It is important to try to stay calm, if you panic and flap then this is more likely to appear as aggressive behaviour and provoke a further attack.
  • Wear sun glasses and with large wide-brimmed hat to protect your head and eyes.
  • Face the magpie they tend to attack from behind so facing them should avert an attack. Remember to keep facing the bird as you walk out of their territory some birds will swoop as soon as you look away.
  • Warn other people where the magpies are swooping locally by registering the swoops with along with a description on our national mappie map!

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.

Register Swoopings!

"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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How to post swoops

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

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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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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.

Your submission will appear here and in our stories section.

Stories and Reviews

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