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MAP: Where magpies are swooping in South Burnett

WANT to know where the magpies are swooping in the South Burnett?

Check our map below.

A Queensland Department of Environment department has a few tips to help humans and magpies get along.

  • Wear a broad-brimmed hat and sunglasses or shelter under an umbrella to protect your face from swooping magpies.
  • If a magpie swoops while you are cycling, it will probably stop swooping if you get off your bike and walk.
  • Avoid "defence zones" by taking alternative routes during the breeding season.
  • If you must enter a "defence zone", magpies will be less likely to swoop if they are watched constantly, or if people walk in a close group.
  • Use signs to warn others of the location of nests and defence zones, particularly in areas used by children and the elderly.
  • Waving sticks or umbrellas in the air or attaching a brightly coloured flag on a long pole to your bicycle can stop magpies from swooping.
  • Don't fight back if a magpie swoops. Throwing sticks and stones or yelling at a magpie are likely to make it more aggressive next time anyone enters the defence zone around their nest.
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