LC
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus



Taxonomy

Taxonomic note

Taxonomic source(s)
AERC TAC. 2003. AERC TAC Checklist of bird taxa occurring in Western Palearctic region, 15th Draft. Available at: #http://www.aerc.eu/DOCS/Bird_taxa_of _the_WP15.xls#.
AERC TAC. 2003. AERC TAC Checklist of bird taxa occurring in Western Palearctic region, 15th Draft. Available at: #http://www.aerc.eu/DOCS/Bird_taxa_of _the_WP15.xls#.
Cramp, S. and Perrins, C.M. 1977-1994. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The birds of the western Palearctic. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Cramp, S.; Perrins, C. M. 1977-1994. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The birds of the western Palearctic. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A., Fishpool, L.D.C., Boesman, P. and Kirwan, G.M. 2016. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: Passerines. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
- - -

Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2016 Least Concern
2014 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Extent of occurrence (EOO)

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 20,100,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 22,400,000 medium
Number of locations -
Fragmentation -
Population and trend
Estimate Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 12000000-21999999 poor estimated 2012
Population trend Stable estimated -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Largest subpopulations - - -
Generation length (yrs) 3.6 - - -

Population justification: In Europe, the breeding population is estimated to number 3,830,000-6,440,000 pairs, which equates to 7,650,000-12,900,000 mature individuals (BirdLife International 2015). Europe forms c.60% of the global range, so a very preliminary estimate of the global population size is 12,750,000-21,500,000 mature individuals, although further validation of this estimate is needed.

Trend justification: In Europe the overall trend from 1980-2013 was stable (EBCC 2015).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Albania N Extant Yes
Algeria N Extant
Angola N Extant
Armenia N Extant Yes
Austria N Extant Yes
Azerbaijan N Extant Yes
Bahrain N Extant Yes
Belarus N Extant Yes
Belgium N Extant Yes
Benin N Extant
Bosnia and Herzegovina N Extant Yes
Botswana N Extant
Bulgaria N Extant Yes
Burkina Faso N Extant
Burundi N Extant
Cameroon N Extant
Central African Republic N Extant
Chad N Extant
China (mainland) N Extant Yes
Congo N Extant
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the N Extant
Côte d'Ivoire N Extant
Croatia N Extant Yes
Cyprus N Extant Yes
Czechia N Extant Yes Yes
Denmark N Extant Yes Yes
Djibouti V Extant
Egypt N Extant
Eritrea N Extant
Estonia N Extant Yes
Eswatini N Extant
Ethiopia N Extant
Faroe Islands (to Denmark) V Extant
Finland N Extant Yes Yes
France N Extant Yes Yes
Gabon N Extant
Gambia N Extant
Germany N Extant Yes Yes
Ghana N Extant
Gibraltar (to UK) V Extant
Greece N Extant Yes Yes
Guinea N Extant
Guinea-Bissau N Extant
Hungary N Extant Yes
Iceland V Extant
Iran, Islamic Republic of N Extant Yes Yes
Iraq N Extant Yes
Ireland N Extant Yes
Israel N Extant
Italy N Extant Yes Yes
Jordan N Extant Yes
Kazakhstan N Extant Yes
Kenya N Extant
Kuwait N Extant Yes
Kyrgyzstan N Extant Yes
Latvia N Extant Yes
Lebanon N Extant Yes
Liberia N Extant
Libya N Extant
Liechtenstein V Extant
Lithuania N Extant Yes
Luxembourg N Extant Yes
Malawi N Extant
Mali N Extant
Malta N Extant
Mauritania N Extant
Moldova N Extant Yes
Montenegro N Extant Yes
Morocco N Extant
Mozambique N Extant
Namibia N Extant
Netherlands N Extant Yes
Niger N Extant
Nigeria N Extant
North Macedonia N Extant Yes
Norway N Extant Yes
Oman N Extant Yes Yes
Poland N Extant Yes
Portugal N Extant Yes
Romania N Extant Yes
Russia N Extant Yes
Russia (Asian) N Extant Yes
Russia (Central Asian) N Extant Yes
Russia (European) N Extant Yes
Rwanda N Extant
Saudi Arabia N Extant Yes
Senegal N Extant
Serbia N Extant Yes
Seychelles V Extant
Sierra Leone N Extant
Slovakia N Extant Yes
Slovenia N Extant Yes
Somalia N Extant
South Africa N Extant
South Sudan N Extant Yes
Spain N Extant Yes
Sudan N Extant
Sweden N Extant Yes
Switzerland N Extant Yes
Syria N Extant Yes
Tanzania N Extant
Togo N Extant
Tunisia N Extant
Turkey N Extant Yes
Uganda N Extant
Ukraine N Extant Yes Yes
United Arab Emirates N Extant Yes
United Kingdom N Extant Yes
Uzbekistan N Extant Yes
Western Sahara N Extant
Yemen N Extant Yes
Zambia N Extant
Zimbabwe N Extant

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Belarus Balota Dzikoje
Belarus Yaselda
Belarus Sporovo
Belarus Balota Zvaniec
Belarus Mid Prypiac'
Belarus Lower Pripyat
Belarus Beresina
Belarus Sož floodplain
Belarus Zachodniaja Biarezina
Belarus Biarezinski zapaviednik
Belarus Haradzienskaja Svislač
Belarus Al'manskija baloty
Cyprus Xeros Valley and Hanoutaris Cliffs
Latvia Engure lake
Latvia Pape
Portugal Paul de Madriz
Romania Cârja - Maţa - Rădeanu - Roşcani
Romania Satchinez marsh
Romania Stânca lake - Costeşti
Romania Miheşu de Câmpie-Taureni fish-ponds
Slovenia Lake Cerknica
Slovenia River Drava
Slovenia River Mura
Sweden Lake Gammelstadsviken
Sweden Bay of Rynninge
Poland Delta of the Swina river
Poland Marshy Valley of the Narew River
Poland Nida Rivar Valley
Poland Pisz forest
Poland Marshy valley of the Drweca river
Poland Augustów forest
Greece Axios, Loudias and Aliakmonas rivers' deltas
Greece Mesolongi and Aitoliko lagoons, Acheloos delta and Evinos estuary
Greece Mount Ochi and surrounding marine area
Greece Alyki lagoon, Aigio
Greece Evrotas delta
Greece Dionysades islets, Crete
Greece Megalo and Mikro Livari lagoons, Istiaia
Greece Lake Kourna, Almyros delta and Georgioupolis coast, Crete
Greece Prespa National Park and Varnountas mountains
Greece Reservoirs of former lake Karla
Greece Southwestern Lesvos and Petrified forest
Greece Mount Lepetymnos, Lesvos, and surrounding marine area
Greece Gera gulf, Ntipi and Charamida marshes, Lesvos
Greece Kalloni Gulf, Lesvos
Greece Mati wetland of Tyrnavos
Greece Lake Kerkini
Greece Lake Ismarida (Mitrikou)
Greece Lakes Cheimaditis and Zazari
Greece Porto Lagos, lake Vistonida and coastal lagoons
Greece Nestos delta and coastal lagoons
Greece Nestos gorge
Greece Lakes Chortarolimni and Alyki, Moudros gulf, Diapori fen and Fakos peninsula, Limnos
Greece Psara and Antipsara islands and surrounding islets
Greece Lagoons of Kerkyra island
Greece Kato Olympos, Tempi gorge and mount Ossa
Finland Mietoistenlahti bay
Finland Puurijärvi-Isosuo wetlands
Finland Rauma and Luvia archipelagos
Finland Koskeljärvi, Vaaljärvi and Pitkäjärvi lakes
Finland Pori archipelago and wetlands
Finland Hanko western archipelago
Finland Laajalahti bay, Vanhankaupunginlahti bay and Viikki
Finland Porvoonjoki Delta
Finland Teutjärvi and Suvijärvi lakes
Finland Kirkon-Vilkkiläntura Bay
Finland Itäinen Suomenlahti National Park
Finland Siikalahti bay and Sammallampi lake
Finland Hollola wetlands
Finland Linnansaari
Finland Keski-Kallavesi and Kuhanen Lake
Finland Maaninka wetlands
Finland Päätyeenlahti bay
Finland Outokumpu wetlands
Finland Värtsilä valley
Finland Lapväärti wetlands
Finland Sundominlahti Bay and Söderfjärden
Finland Rahja archipelago
Finland Rummelö-Harrbodan
Finland Ahmasjärvi lake
Finland Litokaira
Finland Haapavesi wetlands
Finland Oulanka-Sukerijärvi
Finland Oulu region wetlands
Finland Juortanansalo
Finland Elimyssalo
Finland Kemihaara (Vuotos) mires and forests
Finland Pöyrisvuoma mire protection area
Finland Värriö-Tuntsa
Finland Pomokaira-Koitelaiskaira
Finland Saariselkä and Koilliskaira
Finland Lemmenjoki-Hammastunturi-Pulju
Finland Lätäseno and Jietajoki mires
Hungary Lake Fertő
Hungary Pacsmag Lakes of Regöly
Russia (European) Volga Delta
Ukraine Sul's'ka bay
Ukraine Dniprovs'ko-Oril's'kyj Nature Reserve
Ukraine Pryp'yat' river valley
Ukraine Petropavlivs'kyj lyman
Ukraine Korotchenkivs'ki meadows
Ukraine Lyman lake
Ukraine Samars'kyj forest
Ukraine Oril' river valley
Ukraine Mzha river valley
Ukraine Chonovyny marsh
Ukraine Molochna river valley
Ukraine Samara river valley
Ukraine Vovk river valley
France Vallée de la Conie et Beauce centrale
France Brenne centrale
France Marais de Fontenay-le-Vicomte et d'Itteville
France Marais de Sacy
United Kingdom Firth of Tay and Eden Estuary
United Kingdom Minsmere - Walberswick
United Kingdom Ouse Washes
Italy Pian di Spagna and Lake Mezzola
Italy River Po: from the mouth of Adda river to Ostiglia
Italy River Po: from Ticino mouth to Adda mouth
Italy Punte Alberete and Valle della Canna, Pineta San Vitale and Pialassa della Baiona
Italy Valli di Argenta
Italy Ponziane islands
Czechia Poodri
Serbia Gornje Podunavlje
Serbia Koviljski rit
Serbia Pašnjaci Velike Droplje
Slovakia Senné
Slovakia Horna Orava
Serbia Mala Vrbica
Armenia Armash fish-farm
Norway Lista wetland system
Austria Austrian part of Hanság
Austria Southern Seewinkel and Zitzmannsdorfer Wiesen
Austria Neusiedler See
Austria Lobau
Austria March/Thaya riverine forest
Austria Steinfeld
Austria Western Weinviertel
Austria Riverine forests in the Tullnerfeld
Austria Middle Kamp valley
Austria Fish-ponds in the Waldviertel
Austria Lower course of the Traun
Austria Storage lakes on the lower Inn
Austria Styrian Enns valley
Germany Ponds and Elbe valley near Torgau
Germany Herbsleben ponds
Germany Plothen ponds
Germany Helme reservoir Berga-Kelbra
Germany Barnbruch
Germany Saale-Elster valley
Germany Rötelsee-Weihergebiet incl. Regenaue and Chambaue
Germany Chiemsee and Chiemseemoore
Germany Altmühl valley between Treuchtlingen and Leutershausen with Altmühlsee
Germany Ammersee
Germany Rietzer See
Germany Donau-Auen and Donau-Ried: Höchstädt - Donauwörth
Germany Döberitzer Heide
Germany Oberes Rhinluch / Havelländisches Luch Nauen-Friesack
Germany Lowlands of middle Havel
Germany Danube valley: Regensburg-Vilshofen
Germany Wagbach lowlands
Germany Borgfelder Wümmewiesen
Germany Blockland - lower Wümme valley - Westliches Hollerland
Germany Werderland
Germany Niedervieland, Ochtumniederung
Germany Bastau lowlands
Germany Heubachniederung/ Schwarzes Venn/ Borkenberge/ Halterner Seen
Germany Lower Rhine
Germany Rieselfelder Münster
Germany Rheiderland
Germany Ems valley between Leer and Emden
Germany Lower reaches of River Weser, unembanked area
Germany Winsener Elbmarsch
Germany Lower Aller lowlands
Germany Steinhuder Meer
Germany Dümmer
Germany Hamme lowlands
Germany Fehntjer Tief
Germany Ostfriesische Meere
Germany Elbe lowlands between Schnackenburg and Lauenburg
Germany Elbe marshes between Stade and Otterndorf
Germany Wümme lowlands and St. Jürgensland
Germany Wümmewiesen near Fischerhude
Germany Heerter See
Germany Lower Oder valley
Germany Fiener Bruch
Germany Salziger See and Salza valley
Germany Federseeried
Germany Rhäden near Obersuhl and Bosserode
Germany Hessian Rhine alluvion
Germany Wesseker See
Ukraine Cholhyns'kyj zakaznyk
Belarus Sporaŭskaje balota
Belarus Servač
Russia (Central Asian) Kileinoye bog
Russia (Central Asian) Yarovskoe marsh
Russia (Central Asian) Kurtuguz Lake
Russia (Central Asian) Verkhneoschskaya
France Lac du Der-Chantecoq et étangs latéraux
France Marais de Manteyer
France Rade de Lorient
France Lacs de la Forêt d'Orient
France Lac de Grand-Lieu
France Marais poitevin et baie de l'Aiguillon
Russia (Central Asian) Upper and Middle Yuribey
Austria Surroundings of Mattersburg
Austria Feuchte Ebene and Rauchwarther Platte
Austria Western Waldviertel
Austria Allentsteig military training area
Austria Pielachtal
Austria Lösslandschaft and Wagram east of Krems
Austria Thermenlinie
Ukraine Serednyotomakivske reservior
Ukraine Reservoir on r. Chechva with territories adjacent
Sweden Lake Lim
Netherlands Duinen Terschelling
Netherlands Lake Sneekermeer and Goingarijp
Netherlands Haringvliet
Netherlands Groote Wielen
Netherlands Alde Feanen
Netherlands Oostzanerveld
Netherlands Oostelijke Vechtplassen
Netherlands Nieuwkoopse Plassen & De Haeck
Slovenia Kozjansko - Jovsi
Netherlands Biesbosch
Netherlands Weerribben
Netherlands De Wieden
Netherlands Eilandspolder
Slovenia Črete
Finland Käsivarsi fjelds
Finland Pallas and Ylläs fjelds
Finland Maltio fjelds
Finland Kevo
Finland Tornionjoki Delta
Finland Olvassuo-Oravisuo-Näätäsuo-Sammakkosuo
Finland Koitajoki area
Finland Patvinsuo National Park
Finland Koijärvi lake
Finland Kirkkojärvi lake and Lupinlahti bay
Finland Tammisaari and Inkoo western archipelago
Finland Ruissalo
Netherlands Lake IJsselmeer
Netherlands Ilperveld, Varkensland, Oostzanerveld & Twiske
Netherlands Lauwersmeer
Germany Drömling (Niedersachsen)
Germany Riddagshäuser Teiche
Germany Aisch-Regnitz-Grund
Germany Engerhafer Meede
Germany Wittmund-Wangerland
Germany Norden-Esens, inland
Germany Butjadingen
Germany Krummhörn-Westermarsch
Germany Untersee of Lake Constance
Germany Rysumer Nacken
Germany Drennhauser Hinterdeich
Germany Island of Usedom
Germany Peenetal (Peenetalmoor and Anklamer Stadtbruch)
Germany Mecklenburgische Schweiz
Germany Recknitz and Trebel valley
Germany Wümme lowlands Borgfeld-Fischerhude
Germany Oldenburger Graben and Wesseker See
Germany Elbe lowlands near Bertingen
Germany Schlei
Germany Selenter See
Germany Selent-Plön fishponds
Germany Lowlands of the Rivers Eider, Treene and Sorge
Germany Grosser Plöner See
Germany Pinneberg Elbe lowlands
Germany Eastern part of Kiel Bight
Germany Flensburger Innen- and Aussenförde
Germany Lauenburgische Seen Nature Park and Schaalsee area
Germany Kühren Teich and Lanker See
Germany Gotteskoogsee
Germany Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park (includes the Halligs, Kniepsand/Amrum, Lister Koog, Rantumbecken, Rickelsb
Germany Haaler Au lowlands
Germany Kudensee
Luxembourg Valley of the Syre
Luxembourg Haff Réimech
Luxembourg Upper Valley of the Alzette
Slovenia Dobrava - Jovsi
Slovenia Goričko
Slovenia Ljubljansko moor

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Artificial/Aquatic - Water Storage Areas (over 8ha) suitable breeding
Artificial/Aquatic & Marine Artificial/Aquatic - Water Storage Areas (over 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable breeding
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable Land suitable non-breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded suitable breeding
Grassland Subtropical/Tropical Seasonally Wet/Flooded suitable non-breeding
Savanna Dry suitable breeding
Savanna Dry suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) suitable non-breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls) suitable non-breeding
Altitude   Occasional altitudinal limits  

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Species factsheet: Acrocephalus schoenobaenus. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/08/2020. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2020) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/08/2020.