Magpie chicks are starting to hatch out and 10% percentage of males will swoop people to protect their young. Peak breeding season is August through to November, and therefore Magpie swooping season has begun. Watch the video to find out about why Magpies swoop.
The Australian Magpie Gymnorhina tibicen habitat is closely linked to our recreational spaces. Magpies are found wherever there is a combination of trees and adjacent open areas, including parks and playing fields. They are absent only from the densest forests and arid deserts. This is why Magpie swooping season impacts on these recreational spaces. Find out more about these amazing birds through the Birdlife Australia or Australian Museum websites
You can report swooping Magpies on this link https://www.magpiealert.com/
The Magpie Whisperer wants to show the world how friendly magpies can be. Remember only 10% of magpies swoop, the rest are singing and having fun.
Find more videos of Magpies having fun and singing on the Magpie Whisperers YouTube channel.