Magpie Swooping Season 2018!

Australia's social website to track aggressive 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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What's On MagpieAlert in 2018?

In 2018 you can continue to login using your Facebook, Google, Twitter accounts and this year we've also introduced a service which allows you to create your own user accounts on By signing up you get:

This year we've removed anonymous recording of attacks due to instances of abuse of the service by a number of anonymous posters. This has driven the creation of secure user account functionality allowing you to create your own user accounts to access and register swoops to MagpieAlert.

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


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Latest Magpie Attacks Across Australia

Magpie attack on Walker - 7 Lanham Cres, Newmarket QLD 4051
I was walking beside the park on Lanham Crescent with my earphones in and felt something grab my head. I looked around and saw a magpie landing on the opposite side of the street. I don't think it drew any blood but it hit me pretty hard!

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Magpie attack on Cyclist - 2 Bruce St, Bell Park VIC 3215
Walking and riding with daughter along bike track at Hume reserve. A magpie kept going at my daughter on her bike for about 100m it just kept following her and was very aggressive.

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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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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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