This report shows, for a number of years, the first date a spring migrant was seen passing through the area, or a summer visitor was seen as it arrived in the Costa Blanca area. The dates show when a bird was reported as seen by a local or a visiting birder.

The first details we have are from 2010 and not all dates are exact. The years 2010 to 2014 are now shown in a separate report. In some cases we do not have any data. In order to make the report as comprehensive as possible CBBC Members and other birders are asked to submit details of their sightings to the club for inclusion in the report.

Note 1 – – Some Marbled Ducks have been brought in to the San Felipe Reserve to increase the population. These birds have remained at the reserve and been seen throughout the Winter, meaning that it is impossible to ascertain a date for any additional birds which might have arrived for the Summer.

Note 2 Lesser Kestrels have been seen at Yecla in both December and January meaning that it is not possible to come up with a meaningful date for Spring Migration.

Note 3 – Elegant Tern is a very rare vagrant in Europe.

 

SPECIES 2015 2016 2017
House Martin 14/02/15 08/02/16 12/02/17
Swallow 14/02/15 08/02/16 21/02/17
Sand Martin 17/03/15 09/03/16  07/03/17
Yellow Wagtail 07/03/15 14/03/16 22/02/17
Alpine Swift 17/03/15 14/03/16  24/03/17
Little Ringed Plover 23/02/15 05/03/16 22/02/17
Gt. Spotted Cuckoo 02/03/15 22/02/16 14/02/17
Northern Wheatear 31/03/15 13/04/16  27/03/17
Pallid Swift 15/03/15 29/02/16  28/02/17
Garganey 02/04/15 27/03/16  15/03/17
Red rumped Swallow 06/03/15 03/03/16  28/02/17
Black eared Wheatear 31/03/15 27/03/16  29/03/17
Short toed Eagle 01/03/15 14/03/16  28/03/17
Whiskered Tern 10/05/15 26/03/16  15/03/17
Common Swift 25/03/15 24/03/16  23/03/17
White Stork no data 14/03/16  16/03/17
Black Stork no data 26/03/16
Woodchat Shrike 24/03/15 27/03/16  24/03/17
Whinchat 13/03/15 24/02/16  13/04/17
Cuckoo 22/03/15 20/03/16  20/03/17
Subalpine Warbler 17/03/15 28/03/16  20/03/17
Bee eater 13/03/15 30/03/16  30/03/17
Collared Pratincole 29/03/15 26/03/16  21/03/17
Hobby No data  No data  14/04/17
Black Tern No data  No data 19/04/17
Willow Warbler 27/03/15 27/03/16  21/03/17
Montagu’s Harrier No data 09/04/16  20/03/17
Purple Heron 12/04/15 24/03/16 24/03/17
Great Reed Warbler 02/04/15 28/03/16   23/03/17
Scops Owl No data 01/04/16  28/03/17
Little Bittern 26/03/15 26/03/16  25/03/17
Honey Buzzard No data No data
Reed Warbler 28/03/15 27/03/16   21/03/17
Savi’s Warbler 27/03/15 no data  26/04/17
Common Tern 29/03/15 30/03/16  21/03/17
Caspian Tern 29/03/15 20/04/16 14/04/17
Roseate Tern no data 19/04/16
Elegant Tern no data 19/04/16 Note 3  Note 3 
Whitethroat No data 11/04/16  01/04/17
Bonelli’s Warbler No data 20/04/16  22/04/17
Garden Warbler No data 20/04/16  02/05/17
Nightingale 15/04/15 06/04/16  31/03/17
Short toed Lark 05/04/15 22/04/16  28/03/17
Redstart 07/03/15 no data  23/03/17
Night Heron 23/04/15 27/03/16   26/04/17
Wood Warbler 15/04/15 22/04/16 11/04/17
Little Tern 08/05/15 12/04/16  18/04/17
Marbled Duck 17/03/15 Note 1 Note 1
Red footed Falcon 11/05/15 no data
Turtle Dove 19/04/15 12/04/16  13/04/16
Pied Flycatcher 04/04/15 05/04/16  21/04/17
Orphean Warbler No data 22/03/16  15/04/17
Spotted Flycatcher 08/05/15 27/03/16   31/03/17
Melodious Warbler 20/04/15 01/05/16
Curlew Sandpiper 21/04/15 29/03/16  11/04/17
Quail 05/04/15 no data  13/04/17 (HO)
Roller 23/04/15 15/04/16 14/04/17
Squacco Heron 06/04/15  30/03/16  31/03/17
Lesser Kestrel 31/03/15 Note 2 Note 2
Gull billed Tern 08/05/15 17/04/16  28/04/17
Bittern No data No data
Red necked Nightjar 25/04/15 13/04/16  18/04/17
Golden Oriole No data 11/04/16  27/04/17
Grasshopper Warbler No data no data
Eleanora’s Falcon 04/06/15 no data 24/05/17
Rufous Bush Robin 28/05/15 27/05/16
Isabelline Warbler No data 21/05/16
Icterine Warbler No data No data 07/05/17