You are here

Willow Warbler

Photograph by: 
Peter Orchard

A summer visitor to woodland edges and scrub areas


Common Name Willow Warbler
Scientific Name Phylloscopus trochilus
Species Group Warblers
Interest Level
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Status Frequent
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
  • 03 - March
  • 10 - October
Preferred Environment
  • Hedgerows
  • Woodland - broadleaf
Look for Bird sat high in a tree singing a cascading musical song
Additional Identification Notes
  • Almost identical to the chiffchaff in appearance
  • Prefers more open wooded habitat to the chiffchaff
  • Has a lovely song of cascading, descending notes softer more 'musical' than many other birds
Similar Species

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Notebook Distribution Map Sites List Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

To see related species click here: