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    Emu, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia_4280680 -2CROPPED

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    Flying foxes aka Grey headed fruit bats, Victoria, Australia_DSC3940CROPPED

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    Duck, Victoria, Australia_DSC4273CROPPED

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Wildlife Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation focused on providing emergency response for native Victorian wildlife.

 

You can call us or log a case on our website and we will assess the situation and react with the most appropriate and quickest response possible, ensuring the animal's welfare is our highest priority. We call upon a network of trained and dedicated volunteers to attend to wildlife emergencies.

 

Are you being swooped?

 

Don't panic! Birds will only swoop for a short period of time and only when you are near their nest.

Swooping Birds

Swooping birds are protective parents and are only trying to scare you - often successfully! It is unlikely that they will make any significant contact.

 

To be safe, try avoiding the area or protecting yourself with an umbrella or glasses if you must walk under their nesting site.

 

The swooping will usually only last a few weeks, after which time you'll start to hear cute baby birds - and it wouldn't feel like spring without the chirping of baby birds!

 

Read more about common bird queries here.

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Here's what we achieved last month:

 

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Monthly Summary

 

Spring has sprung! During the spring months Wildlife Victoria receives thousands of calls relating to common spring wildlife activity and has seen the number of orphans more than double from July to August. For more information regarding common spring wildlife reports see the following fact sheets: Swooping Birds, Baby Birds, Ducks and DucklingsEchidnas, and Reptiles.  If you have seen or found an injured animal please call Wildlife Victoria as soon as possible at 1300094535.