Spring has well and truly sprung and brings with it magpie nesting season, which occurs annually between August and November.
Spring is here and so is magpie nesting season
Magpies are a protected native species under the Wildlife Conservation Act, and it is illegal to harm them or remove nests without a permit.
Here are some tips to help reduce the impact of a swooping magpie while enjoying the great outdoors:
• Wear sunglasses and wide-brim hats
• Do not provoke magpies as they swoop to protect their young
• If riding a bike, dismount through nesting magpie territory
• If swooped, stay calm and walk away. Try to avoid running or looking toward the swooping bird
Further information is available through the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
To report a swooping incident within the City of Perth, please phone 9461 3333.
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