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.
|Little Ringed Plover||23/02/15||05/03/16||22/02/17||01/02/18|
|Gt. Spotted Cuckoo||02/03/15||22/02/16||14/02/17||24/01/18|
|Red rumped Swallow||06/03/15||03/03/16||28/02/17||26/01/18|
|Black eared Wheatear||31/03/15||27/03/16||29/03/17|
|Short toed Eagle||01/03/15||14/03/16||28/03/17||05/02/18|
|White Stork||no data||14/03/16||16/03/17|
|Black Stork||no data||26/03/16|
|Hobby||No data||No data||14/04/17|
|Black Tern||No data||No data||19/04/17|
|Montagu’s Harrier||No data||09/04/16||20/03/17|
|Great Reed Warbler||02/04/15||28/03/16||23/03/17|
|Scops Owl||No data||01/04/16||28/03/17|
|Honey Buzzard||No data||No data|
|Savi’s Warbler||27/03/15||no data||26/04/17|
|Roseate Tern||no data||19/04/16|
|Elegant Tern||no data||19/04/16 Note 3||Note 3|
|Bonelli’s Warbler||No data||20/04/16||22/04/17|
|Garden Warbler||No data||20/04/16||02/05/17|
|Short toed Lark||05/04/15||22/04/16||28/03/17|
|Marbled Duck||17/03/15||Note 1||Note 1|
|Red footed Falcon||11/05/15||no data|
|Orphean Warbler||No data||22/03/16||15/04/17|
|Quail||05/04/15||no data||13/04/17 (HO)|
|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|