How do I report a magpie?

How do I report a magpie?

Magpies are a protected species and it is against the law to kill them, collect their eggs, or harm their young. If you feel a magpie is a risk to public safety that cannot be adequately mitigated by these measures report the matter to National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) on 1300 072 757.

Do magpies attack humans?

While magpies can occasionally cause grievous harm to individuals, the majority of them do not pose a threat. As the Australian Academy of Science explained, “only one in 20 magpie males will engage in swooping antics,” and “80 [percent] of humans living in magpie territory will never get swooped.”

How do you stop magpie attacks?

How can I avoid being swooped by a magpie?

  1. Walk quickly, but don’t run.
  2. Protect your head with an umbrella, hat or helmet.
  3. Wear glasses or sunglasses to keep your eyes safe.
  4. Keep facing the magpie or its nest as you move away.
  5. Dismount your bike if you’re riding, and walk through the magpie’s territory.

What does it mean when a magpie attacks you?

The simple answer is the birds are protecting their young from things they perceive as a threat. “These birds might have had a bad experience with humans in the past, and they remember that and swoop when humans come near their nest.”

How do I get rid of magpies?

Magpies don’t like reflecting light. So hanging CDs or plastic bottles half-full of water can be an effective way to deter them. Alternatively, try the Guard’N Eyes Balloon Scarecrow from Dazer, which is used by wildlife sanctuaries to deter predatory birds, including magpies.

Where are swooping magpies?

In Australia, the arrival of spring means that magpies begin nesting – and in some cases, swooping. These intelligent native birds are just trying to raise their families in a challenging environment – and like all animals, they have a natural instinct to protect their young.

Do magpies protect humans?

Male Magpies swoop people because they are protecting their chicks, but also because the person walking or riding by reminds the bird of someone who disturbed them in the past. Magpies have very long memories.

How do I report a magpie attack?

To report a swooping magpie visit Council’s Report It pages on our website or contact Customer Service on (02) 4227 7111.

Should you look a magpie in the eye?

Avoid making eye contact with the birds. If you know of an area that has swooping magpies, put a sign up to warn passers-by.

What is a swooping magpie?

What do you do if a bird attacks you?

In the event that a person or pet is attacked by a bird and the skin is broken, wash the wound and treat it with antiseptic. Birds do not carry rabies or other diseases communicable in this way. Destroy the nest after the birds and young have all left.