The African reed warbler or African marsh warbler (Acrocephalus baeticatus) is an Old World warbler in the genus Acrocephalus. It breeds in much of Africa south of the Sahara. It is migratory within the continent, with southern breeding population moving to the tropics in the southern hemisphere’s winter.

This bird is sometimes considered to be a subspecies of the Eurasian reed warbler, Acrocephalus scirpaceus.

This is a common species of marshy areas, with reeds sedges or rank vegetation. When not breeding, it may enter gardens.



African Reed-Warbler
Date Location Count
2020-01-30 08:30PN des Oiseaux du Djoudj1
2020-01-31 10:28Les Trois Marigots
2020-02-16 08:36Swakopmund (general area)2
2020-01-31 08:38Bigodi Swamp1
2020-02-23 08:30Mabamba Swamp2
2020-02-10 06:20Lake Tana Hotel2
2020-02-23 07:08Speke Bay Lodge1
2020-02-07 14:10Lake Awassa--United Africa Shebelle Hotel area1
2020-02-14 08:45Rondevlei Nature Reserve1
2020-02-05 14:02Strandfontein WTP3
2020-02-25 08:30Dick Dent Bird Sanctuary5
2020-02-11 17:40Benfontein Nature Reserve3
2020-02-04 10:12Kgomo-Kgomo1
2020-02-01 05:45Zaagkuildrift Rd (Please be more specific)1
2020-02-08 07:31Soetdoring Nature Reserve1
2020-02-02 10:30Rooiwal WTP1
2020-02-23 07:02Rietvlei Nature Reserve1
2020-02-23 10:52Bronkhorstspruit Dam1
2020-02-07 08:25Sabaki River Estuary
2020-02-05 08:45Cedara Agricultural College Conservancy2
2020-02-22 05:10Macaneta--Tidal wetland, dune forests and coast