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

News

Proposed Field Trips for 2017

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The proposed trips for the first half of 2017 are:- Tuesday 17th January –  Mar Menor area Wednesday 22nd February – Vistabella Centre, Rocio and Elche Thursday 16th March – Pego Marsh  Thursday 6th April – Yecla, Caudette, Villena (Bustards and Sand-Grouse) Wednesday... READ MORE

Audouin’s Gulls on the Rio Segura

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Barry Chambers has sent in some interesting information about Audouin’s Gulls. He says  – Over the past five years or so the number of Audouin’s Gulls in the centre of Rojales, by the Segura river... READ MORE