Corncrake Crex crex


Barnes, K. N. 2000. The Eskom Red Data Book of birds of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. BirdLife South Africa, Johannesburg.

BirdLife International Corncrake Conservation Team. 2015. Fifth meeting of the Corncrake Conservation Team 2015. BirdLife International, Pilsen, Czech Republic.

BirdLife International. 2004. Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

BirdLife International. 2015. European Red List of Birds. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

Cramp, S. and Simmons, K.E.L. 1980. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The birds of the western Palearctic, Volume II: Hawks to Bustards. Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K.

Crockford, N.; Green, R.; Rocamora, G.; Schäffer, N.; Stowe, T.; Williams, G. 1996. Action plan for the Corncrake (Crex crex) in Europe. In: Heredia, B.; Rose, L.; Painter, M. (ed.), Globally threatened birds in Europe: action plans, pp. 205-243. Council of Europe and BirdLife International, Strasbourg.

del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., and Sargatal, J. 1996. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 3: Hoatzin to Auks. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Doga Dernegi. 2006. Baseline survey of breeding Corncrakes at Posof, North-east Turkey, 2006. Final project report.

Donaghy, A. 2007. Corncrakes: a lot done, more to do. Wings 46: 26-27.

Green, R. E.; Rocamora, G.; Schäffer, N. 1997. Population, ecology and threats to the Corncrake Crex crex in Europe. Vogelwelt 118: 117-134.

Koffijberg, K.; Schaffer, N. 2006. International single species action plan for the conservation of the Corncrake Crex crex. CMS/AEWA, Bonn, Germany.

Mischenko, A. 2003. Continuation of Corncrake Monitoring in European Russia.

Newbery, P. 2006. The Corncrake re-introduction project in the UK. Re-introduction News: 43-44.

Niemann, S. 1995. RSPB, Sandy, UK.

RSPB. 2010. Slender-billed Curlew. Available at: #

Schäffer, N.; Mammen, U. 1999. Proceedings of the International Corncrake Workshop 1998.

Taylor, B. 1998. Rails: a guide to the rails, crakes, gallinules and coots of the world. Pica Press, Robertsbridge, UK.

Further resources

Action Plan for the Corncrake in Europe

African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) International Action Plan 2006

BirdLife International Corncrake Conservation Team

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)

Detailed species accounts from the Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 2001).

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Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Crex crex. Downloaded from on 27/06/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 27/06/2022.