Atlas of nesting birds in Bulgaria

Common Reed Warbler

(Acrocephalus scirpaceus)

Category of conservation concern (IUCN, 2020) – Least Concern

Population size: 5 000 – 10 000 pairs

Distribution pattern

With patchy and dispersed distribution, more dense along the Black Sea coast and the Danube River, in the Sofia Field and in the Thracian Plain, and with more isolated breeding sites in the Danubian Plain, along the Tundzha River Valley, and the lowland areas along the valleys of the rivers Struma and Arda, etc.

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Breeding distribution 2013 – 2020 – The distribution and the estimation of the population size of the species for the period 2013 – 2020 is presented –

Comparative distribution of the species compared to the first breeding birds atlas (Iankov, 2007): Breeding locality until 2007 | Breeding locality until 2007, confirmed after 2015 – | New breeding locality after 2015. – The breeding localities after 2015 are identified on a base of raw data from


Breeds in bogs and marshes, in the water – fringe vegetation. Favours reed beds (Phragmites australis) and is more common in places with thin-stemmed and not very tall (with stem height less than 100 cm) vegetation.

Trends in population changes for the period 2013-2020

Not analysed


Not analysed