Swooping Birds

30 August 2017
Swooping Birds

While swooping birds can be alarming, not all birds display this behaviour. Learn which native birds swoop during breeding season and what precautions to take.

Swooping birds can be a frightening experience, but don't be concerned simply because there are magpies present; not all birds swoop to protect their eggs and young during breeding season.

Being aware of swooping areas can also help us to avoid venturing into their territory and take extra precautions while they are protecting their nests and young.

The 2017 Victorian Magpie Map shows locations where people were swooped during the spring breeding season.

To report a swooping incident, visit Victoria's Magpie Map: www.wildlife.vic.gov.au

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