Blackpoll Warbler

Setophaga striata (JR Forster, 1772) BLAWA 17530
Family: Passeriformes > Parulidae

This small yellowish warbler is a very rare autumn visitor from North America, where it is a common breeding species across much of Canada.

Blackpoll Warbler is the most regular North American warbler to be found in the UK, but is still a major prize for any birder lucky enough to stumble across one. Records average one or two per year, with the Isles of Scilly by far the most favoured place for them. Most are found in October.

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  • Breeding
  • Winter
350 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
350 records


350 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
350 records



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Status and Trends

Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.


This species can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.


We have no population estimates for this scarce species.


Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.


View a summary of recoveries in the Online Ringing Report.


Lifecycle and body size information about Blackpoll Warbler, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.


Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.


Sample sizes are too small to report Biometrics for this species.

Feather measurements and photos on featherbase


For information in another language (where available) click on a linked name

Welsh: Telor Penddu America
Catalan: bosquerola estriada
Czech: lesnácek cernohlavý
Danish: Stribet Sanger
Dutch: Zwartkopzanger
Estonian: põhjasäälik
Finnish: viirukerttuli
French: Paruline rayée
German: Streifenwaldsänger
Hungarian: kucsmás lombjáró
Icelandic: Rákaskríkja
Irish: Ceolaire Dubhéadanach
Italian: Dendroica striata
Latvian: baltvaigu kaukis
Lithuanian: dryžuotasis kruminukas
Norwegian: Svarthetteparula
Polish: lasówka czarnoglowa
Portuguese: mariquita-de-perna-clara
Slovak: horárik tajgový
Slovenian: cmoglavi gozdicar
Spanish: Reinita estriada
Swedish: vitkindad skogssångare

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