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

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

  • Flying foxes aka Grey headed fruit bats, Victoria, Australia_DSC3940CROPPED

    Flying foxes aka Grey headed fruit bats, Victoria, Australia_DSC3940CROPPED

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  • Duck, Victoria, Australia_DSC4273CROPPED

    Duck, Victoria, Australia_DSC4273CROPPED

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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.


Wildlife Victoria are 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.


Here's what we achieved last month:


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Monthly Summary


Sadly, kangaroos continue to be the highest reported species to Wildlife Victoria, with over 500 reported in July.  Kangaroo rescues, in particular, pose a significant challenge to Wildlife Victoria due to the degree of difficulty for most rescues.  As the urban sprawl from Melbourne pushes into new areas animal/human interactions will rise, often to the detriment of our native animals.. When driving in areas where kangaroos are known to be present, reduce your speed and be alert for animals near the roadside.  If you do find an injured animal call Wildlife Victoria as soon as possible at 1300094535.