How to identifyCorncrakes are related to waterbirds Moorhens, Coots and Water Rails but, unlike their family members, they live on dry land. Corncrakes are surprisingly small – only a little bigger than a Blackbird. This Schedule 1 species is very secretive, spending most of its time hidden in tall grass or reedbeds, you'll probably hear its rasping call before you see it.
* This map is intended as a guide. It shows general distribution rather than detailed, localised populations.