The overall distribution of this species can be assessed, and
specific locations where birds have been spotted can be found,
based on individual sighting reports submitted by birdwatchers to
The global distribution of the Icterine Warbler is available
The Icterine Warbler is a migratory species.
Their wintering grounds are in eastern sub-Saharan Africa,
in an area spanning from about the Red Sea coastline to
They breed in Europe (except the South-west) and eastward
into western Asia, as far eastward as the Ob River.
In Europe Icterine Warblers are summer breeding migrants.
They breed from eastern France and the Benelux countries
in the West and from the Alps, the Balkans, the entire
Danube valley and the North Coast of the Black Sea in the
South, north-eastwards, across eastern Europe and western
Asia. The northern boundary of their breeding range lies
near a geographical latitude of 65 degrees, in central
Scandinavia, southern Finland and north-western Russia.
During their migration they can be found anywhere in the
Mediterranean eastward of about the Costa del Sol in
Icterine Warblers have a preference for breeding in woodland,
often along edges, and areas with scattered trees.