Please check the reports for 2010-2014 and 2015-2018 for previous years.

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 and 2015 to 2018 are shown in separate reports. 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.

SPECIES2019202020212022
House
Martin
01/02/19
Swallow07/02/19
Little Ringed Plover14/02/19
Pallid Swift14/02/19
GS Cuckoo17/02/19
Caspian Tern
20/02/19
Sand Martin20/02/19
Short toed
Eagle
08/03/19
Purple
Heron
08/03/19
Gargeney27/03/19
Reed Warbler27/03/19
Great Reed Warbler29/03/19
Common Swift29/03/19
Whiskered Tern29/03/19
Red rumped Swallow29/03/19
Yellow
Wagtail
29/03/19
Montagu’s
Harrier
01/04/19
Collared
Pratincole
02/04/19
Black eared Wheatear02/04/19
Short toed
Eagle
08/03/19
Subalpine
Warbler
02/04/19
Pied
Flycatcher
03/04/19
Squacco
Heron
03/04/19
Northern
Wheatear
03/04/19
Gull billed
Tern
03/04/19
Night Heron03/04/19
Cuckoo03/04/19
Woodchat
Shrike
04/04/19
Alpine Swift05/04/19
Common
Redstart
08/04/19
Short toed
Lark
08/04/19
Turtle Dove08/04/19
Bee eater10/04/19
Bonelli’s
Warbler
12/04/19
Orphean
Warbler
12/04/19
Nightingale16/04/19
Whinchat17/04/19
Spotted
Flycatcher
21/04/19
Roller21/04/19
Willow
Warbler
22/04/19
Golden
Oriole
22/04/19
Garden
Warbler
22/04/19
Whitethroat22/04/19
Curlew
Sandpiper
22/04/19
Common
Tern
22/04/19
Black Tern23/04/19