Magpies During Swooping Season - Friend or Foe?


Australian magpies are delightful and quirky creatures with good memories and beautiful songs, but they can also be fierce!

Between August and October each year, male birds swoop on individuals who appear to pose a threat to chicks in their nest.

Dr Karl Hillyard, Principal Ecologist at SA's Department for Environment and Water (DEW), joins Jennie Lenman to discuss the phenomenon and how you can protect yourself this spring.

Read more tips for protecting yourself from magpies during swooping season in our news article.

Photo of a laughing kookaburra being swooped by a magpie by BenAveling, WikiMedia