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 locations:
|Burns Beach||Burns Beach Park||Near playspace||7 October 2020|
|Currambine||Caledonia Park||Near cricket nets||19 October 2020|
|Duncraig||Percy Doyle Reserve||Near playspace/Duncraig Leisure Centre||13 November 2020|
|Kallaroo||Aristride Park||17 September 2020|
|Kingsley||Forest Hill Park||25 September 2020|
|Ocean Reef||Tarolinta Park||16 October 2020|
|Woodvale||Timberlane Park||Footpath southern end of park between Delonix Circle and Woodvale Drive||14 September 2020|