Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola


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Briedis, M., Keišs, O. 2016. Extracting historical population trends using archival ringing data—an example: the globally threatened Aquatic Warbler. Journal of Ornithology: 419-425.

Carbajo, M., Velasco Tejada, T., Zumalacárregui Martínez, C., Sánches Vázquez-Prada, L., and Buendía Rosado, E. 2019. Situacion del Carricerin Cejudo Acrocephalus paludicola en Castilla-La Mancha. Sabuco 13: 87-110.

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Flade, M. 2008. Searching for wintering sites of the Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola in Senegal 18th January - 10th February 2007, Final Report. Aquatic Warbler Conservation Team.

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Flade, M., Diop, I., Haase, M., Le Nevé, A., Oppel, S., Tegetmeyer, C., Vogel, A. and Salewski, V. 2011. Distribution, ecology and threat status of the Aquatic Warblers Acrocephalus paludicola wintering in West Africa. Journal of Ornithology 152(S1): 129-140.

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Kloskowski, J., Tanneberger, F., Marczakiewicz, P., Wi?niewska, A. and Choynowska, A. 2015. Optimal habitat conditions for the globally threatened Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola in eastern Poland and their implications for fen management. Ibis 157: 406–412.

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Salewski, V., Flade, M., Lisovski, S., Poluda, A., Iliukha, O., Kiljan, G., Malashevich, U., and Hahn, S. 2019. Identifying migration routes and non-breeding staging sites of adult males of the globally threatened Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola. Bird Conservation International 29: 503-514.

Salewski, V., Flade, M., Poluda, A., Kiljan, G., Liechti, F., Lisovski, S. and Hahn, S. 2013. An unknown migration route of the ‘globally threatened’ Aquatic Warbler revealed by geolocators. J. Ornithol. 154(2): 549-552.

Schäffer, N.; Walther, B. A.; Gutteridge, K.; Rahbek, C. 2006. The African migration and wintering grounds of the Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola. Bird Conservation International 16: 33-56.

Tanneberger, F. & Kubacka, J. (eds) (2018) The Aquatic Warbler Conservation Handbook. Briedis, M., Keišs, O. Extracting historical population trends using archival ringing data—an example: the globally threatened Aquatic Warbler . J Ornithol 157, 419–425 (2016).

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Further resources

Action Plan for the Aquatic Warbler in Europe

Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Memorandum of Understanding and Conservation Plan

Detailed species account from Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status (BirdLife International 2004)

Detailed species account from European Red List of Birds (BirdLife International 2015)

Search for photos and videos, and hear sounds of this species from the Macaulay Library

View photos and videos and hear sounds of this species from the Internet Bird Collection

Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Acrocephalus paludicola. Downloaded from on 29/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 29/09/2023.