Swooping magpies are dangerous.
They can scratch heads, dislodge eyes and knock over small children.
But we can't really be angry with them — they're just trying to protect their eggs and chicks.
Magpie Begone is a mobile application for iOS and Android that emits a harmless magpie-repelling sound. Just launch the app and the sound starts playing. Exit the app and the sound stops. Too easy!
We can't guarantee that this app will work on all magpies or in all circumstances, but we have tested it on magpies in the Gippsland region of Victoria and it really has made a noticeable difference.
For best results, set your volume to maximum and use external Bluetooth speakers.
Please do not use this app as your sole form of magpie protection. Magpies may still swoop, so take precautions when travelling through areas of known magpie activity. Sunglasses, helmets and umbrellas continue to be very valuable tools to prevent injury from magpie attacks. This app is just another tool that may assist to keep you safe.
For app enquiries or support, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org