• Bee eater
    Bee eater
  • Blue Rock Thrush
    Blue Rock Thrush
  • Greater Flamingo
    Greater Flamingo
  • Hoopoe
  • Purple Swamphen
    Purple Swamphen
  • Roller
  • Sardinian Warbler
    Sardinian Warbler

The Costa Blanca has long been associated with crowded beaches, high-rise apartment blocks and golf courses. Although this is true of some of the areas, there is an abundance of birdlife that would impress any European birdwatcher. Along the coastline, there are several excellent wetland reserves from Pego Marsh in the north to La Mata in the south. In between, there are the Santa Pola Salinas, Clot de Galvany and Salinas de Calpe, all worth a visit at any time. Slightly inland, there is Elche’s flagship reserve El Hondo with breeding species such as the globally endangered White-headed, Marbled Ducks.

Inland, the mountain region holds its own special set of species including Bonelli’s, Golden Eagle, Rock & Cirl Buntings, Black Wheatear, and much, much more. Whether you are a member of the CBBC or not, we hope you will benefit greatly from the information contained within these pages, where we hope to provide recent bird sightings, site guides, details of forthcoming events, and other information.


Our Aims

  • Regular field-trips at various points in the area, led by experienced ornithologists. (Longer trips are also likely to be on offer at times).
  • A website, providing news of recent sightings, up & coming events, etc.
  • A base for submitting rare and scarce species seen within our recording area.
  • A forum for discussion and assistance as required.
  • Annual Membership only 20 euros per household


Bird News – Malcolm Palmer


Yet another addition to the growing list of ‘invaders’ has been discovered. Slap-bang in the centre of urban Murcia, some twit (or various twits?) has seen fit to allow House Finch to escape.... READ MORE

Planned Field Trips for 2020


The dates and locations for next year’s field trips are set out below Thursday 16th January 2020 – Mar Menor area Tuesday 11th February – El Hondo, Vistabella, El Pinet and El Clot... READ MORE

Pego Osprey Project


Peter Alden sent in a cutting from the local newspaper, which I have summarised here. One of the four Osprey chicks reintroduced to the Pego-oliva marshes has sadly been killed as a result... READ MORE