The willow warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) is a very common and widespread leaf warbler which breeds throughout northern and temperate Europe and Asia, from Ireland east to the Anadyr River basin in eastern Siberia. It is strongly migratory, with almost all of the population wintering in sub-Saharan Africa.

It is a bird of open woodlands with trees and ground cover for nesting, including most importantly birch, alder, and willow habitats. The nest is usually built in close contact with the ground, often in low vegetation. Like most Old World warblers (Sylviidae), this small passerine is insectivorous. In northern Europe, it is one of the first warblers to return in the spring though is later than the closely related chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita.



Willow Warbler
Date Location Count
2021-02-09 08:15Costa Calma--Parque Estatal1
2021-03-03 23:31Lamin (Town)1
2021-03-03 09:20BenAhmed Small Forest | غابة ابن احمد1
2021-03-04 10:30Marazion Marsh RSPB Reserve1
2021-03-03 18:33Embalse del Cubillas1
2021-03-01 07:29Sierra de Alaitz1
2021-03-03 18:01Río Gállego--Montañana1
2021-02-11 15:11Mole NP--general (use more specific hot spot if possible)1
2021-02-16 06:41Atewa--farm scrub and degraded forest2
2021-02-06 06:30Achimota Forest1
2021-02-14 09:00Lastoursville (Ville)--Quartier Pahon-Pira1
2021-02-19 12:57Etosha NP--Namutoni Camp1
2021-02-19 12:14Etosha NP--Klein Namutoni1
2021-02-18 11:30El Gouna1
2021-02-20 08:00Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge1
2021-02-20 16:30Chimpanzee Guesthouse1
2021-02-08 08:11Kibale Forest NP1
2021-02-08 09:02Bigodi Community Walk1
2021-02-04 08:26Kibale Forest Camp2
2021-02-08 08:30Mabamba Swamp--Main channel1
2021-02-26 15:31Entebbe Botanical Garden1
2021-02-28 07:42Lutembe Bay Ramsar Site1
2021-02-19 10:05Moroto (Village)3
2021-02-23 08:27Mt Moroto Hotel1
2021-02-04 07:05Kisumu Waterfront (incl. Ndunga Swamp, Hippo Pt. and Impala Park)
2021-02-22 06:29Angama Lodge (Ol Kurruk)1
2021-02-05 16:20Maasai Mara NR--Aruba Mara Camp & Talek Gate1
2021-02-28 11:25Kapishya Hot Springs Lodge1
2021-02-08 15:03Lake Awassa--United Africa Shebelle Hotel area1
2021-02-18 10:38Lake Elementaita--Serena Camp (formerly Delamere Camp)1
2021-02-27 10:58Ngorongoro Conservation Area--Elephant Cave Trail2
2021-02-27 09:05Gibbs Farm1
2021-02-14 09:29Woodlands Stop-Over
2021-02-08 06:55Upper Magadi Road (from Corner Baridi to Oltepesi/Olorgesaillie)
2021-03-03 08:45Nairobi Arboretum, Chiromo3
2021-02-28 06:15Kfeet, Wetlands & Lily Lake, Karura Forest2
2021-02-24 07:56Nairobi River @ National Museums of Kenya (incl. Boulevard Hotel)8
2021-02-21 07:06Nairobi NP
2021-02-25 13:00Tarangire NP--Tarangire Safari Lodge4
2021-02-28 06:55Mt. Kenya NP--Castle Forest and Lodge1
2021-02-20 10:11Dandora WTP, Ruai1
2021-02-26 08:00Magongo Hills30
2021-02-14 09:07Mandegee farm2
2021-02-13 05:02Marakele NP--Bontle Campsite1
2021-03-01 07:50Marakele NP1
2021-02-28 07:49Abe Bailey Nature Reserve4
2021-02-25 17:57Kgomo-Kgomo1
2021-03-04 16:31Sagala Lodge/Ndara Ranch1
2021-02-17 10:19Soetdoring Nature Reserve1
2021-02-13 06:25Nylsvley Nature Reserve--Vogelfontein1
2021-03-03 07:35Nylsvley Nature Reserve2
2021-02-11 09:40Houtrivier Dam1
2021-02-09 15:00Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden2
2021-02-11 05:51Diepsloot Nature Reserve1
2021-02-14 06:51Dainfern1
2021-02-19 06:26Golden Harvest Park2
2021-02-04 06:37Northcliff Ridge Eco Park1
2021-02-10 06:39Rietfontein Nature Reserve1
2021-02-20 05:30Bishop Bird Park1
2021-02-20 06:33Roodeplaat Dam Nature Reserve2
2021-02-07 07:01Faerie Glen Nature Reserve1
2021-02-27 10:11Rietvlei Nature Reserve1
2021-02-24 10:57Polokwane GR1
2021-02-13 12:54Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve1
2021-02-20 04:57Kruger NP--Bridge over Luvuvhu River2
2021-02-19 07:20Kruger NP--Punda Gate Road/H13-11
2021-02-15 06:30Leeupan (Mpumalanga Province)1
2021-02-25 15:00Mountain Zebra NP1
2021-02-12 16:20Nelspruit Nature Reserve1
2021-02-11 05:13Singita Ebony Lodge1
2021-02-08 05:26Kruger NP--S90 (H1-4 to S41)2
2021-02-06 06:19Kruger NP--Salitje Rd/S303
2021-02-05 12:08Kruger NP--S25 (east)1
2021-02-07 06:23Midmar Dam--South Shore (Thurlow Gate)1
2021-02-13 05:59Pietermaritzburg--Bisley Road2
2021-02-13 07:08Pietermaritzburg--Bisley Valley NR2
2021-03-02 06:22Pietermaritzburg--Darvill Resources Park1
2021-02-07 05:34Manyoni GR (please be more specific)1
2021-02-05 10:30Phinda GR1