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

 
2110
Attacks
 
262
Injuries
 

Selected: Australia

Beware resulted in injury!

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Recent Attack details for Australia

2110 Results
Magpie attack on Walker - 744 Beach Rd, Hamersley WA 6022
Was just walking on Beach road heading in the direction towards Warwick shops, (purposely avoiding parks for my walk), got swooped 3 times so I decided to run away, crossed to the other side of the road, I thought it would give up on me but it didn't, then it turned into an attack, lovely couple driving past offered a lift, said they have never seen it so bad in their life and could see I needed help or rescuing. I wouldn't normally get into a strangers car but it was either that or continue to be smacked by a magpie. I'm truely grateful for the wonderful couple who saved me from the traumatic experience.
Injured:No

Reported by:

Magpie attack on Cyclist - 570 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Today I've been attached by an agressive magpie when I approached the lights. It kept swooping many times even after dismounting for a few minutes, only stopping when another cyclist passed by!
Injured:No

Reported by:

Magpie attack on Cyclist - Heathland Dr, Sunshine Beach QLD 4567
I have ridden this road for a few weeks with no problems, but today I was swooped a 100m from the roundabout heading east. A single stealth attack with a last second warning and then 'clack' of the beak.
Injured:No

Reported by:

2110 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

Help Guide

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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