Menu
News

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.
South Burnett

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

John's 1970 Ford Mustang fulfills a childhood dream

WILD RIDE: John Hardacre, alongside his 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1, is a self-described "Ford nut.”

John Hardacre of Plainland has owned the car since 1989.

Op-shop seeks different kind of donation

HELPERS ON HAND: Rose Cowie, Gail Patu, Julie Cox, Ashlee Mayer and Guiletta Allen are keen for colleagues at Pass It On Op Shop in Laidley.

Their volunteers were actually excited for work on Monday morning.

Greengrocer opens in Laidley with sustainable focus

LEAN AND GREEN: The Kajewski family (Steve and Kylie on left) has high hopes for the new store, Laidley Greengrocer.

They're focussed on bringing locally-sourced produce to families.

Local Partners