Magpies – Swooping
August to November is nesting season for magpies and occasionally male magpies become territorial to protect their young and may swoop if they think the nest or offspring are in danger. If you are swooped by a magpie, stay calm, do not run and avoid looking towards swooping birds.
To assist residents and visitors, the City encourages the public to report incidents involving territorial magpies which will be added to a register and available on the City’s website.
Please use this information in planning your travels within the City.
The City is aware of swooping magpies in the following location/s:
|Craigie||Whitfords East Park||Swooping wattlebird|
|Currambine||Caledonia Park||Eastern side of park|
|Duncraig||Lorne Road/Macaulay Avenue||Near Mitchell Freeway|
|Duncraig||Melene Park||Near toilets/changerooms eastern side of park|
|Greenwood||Blackall Park||Rear of 11 Calectasia Street|
|Iluka||Burns Beach Park|
|Hillarys||Hillarys Beach Park (Whitford Nodes Park)|
|Kingsley||Buckhaven Court||Outside 23 Buckhaven Court|
|Kingsley||Forest Hill Park||Corner of Whitfords Avenue and Kingsley Drive|
|Kingsley||Legana Park||Including western side of Gurian Gardens|
|Kingsley||Twickenham Drive||Near Leyton Court/Mitchell Freeway|
|Marmion||Braden Park||Northern side of park|
|Sorrento||St Helier Drive||Near West Coast Drive|
|Warwick||Erindale Road||Corner of Eddington Road|
|Warwick||Sanday Place||Near Hawker Park Primary School|
To report territorial magpie locations, please contact the City on 9400 4255.
Further information can be found in the attached Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions fauna note for swooping magpies.