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


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Recent Attack details for Australia

4048 Results
Magpie attack on Cyclist - Burdekin Rd opp Eucra St, Quakers Hill NSW 2763
Was cycling from Northmead to Schofields and was attacked twice: - Once on Burdekin Road or the vicinity, it was multiple swoops but I sprinted and got away. - The second time was on the shared pedestrian and cycling path next to M7, it was only brief and got away easily.

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Magpie attack on Cyclist - A2, Glenwood NSW 2768
This Magpie is quite persistent and swoops down everytime. Thankfully didn't make contact but comes very close and does a quick flap(around 3 times) and goes away after you hit the Miami street signal (Travel direction was towards Parramatta from Rouse Hill. I ignored him (i.e.. didn't lookup, but kept my head down and kept cycling). Hoping this is why he didn't make contact with my helmet.

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Magpie attack on Person - 164 Salvado Rd, Wembley WA 6014
Walking along (with kids riding and scooting) along Salvado Road next to Henderson Park, was repeatedly swooped by at least 2 different magpies. There is also a small nature playground on the corner of Salvado Road and a new road (not depicted yet in Google maps) on the left-hand side of the park. Next to this park are cricket nets. We also got attacked from inside the cricket nets.

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Magpie attack on Cyclist - 43 Mahogany Pl, Forest Lake QLD 4078
We were two people cycling. First the Magpie attacked the first of us, and then, it came to the second cyclist . The magpie hit us twice really strong and we tried to pedal as quickly as we could. Luckily we were down the hill and it was easy to go faster and to pass their protective zone! We were so scared all the way back home and looking around us just in case we came across to another magpie.

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4048 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 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.

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How to post swoops

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MagpieAlert in the News

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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.

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