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
01/02/1906/03/2008/02/21
Swallow07/02/1906/03/2008/02/21
Little Ringed
Plover
14/02/1902/02/2023/02/21
Pallid Swift14/02/1911/02/2021/03/21
Great Spotted
Cuckoo
17/02/1911/02/2024/02/21
Caspian Tern20/02/1923/02/20
Sand Martin20/02/1925/03/2020/03/21
Short toed
Eagle
08/03/1914/02/20
Purple Heron08/03/1931/03/2030/03/21
Gargeney27/03/19no data20/03/21
Reed Warbler27/03/1912/06/2005/04/21
Great Reed
Warbler
29/03/1912/06/2031/03/21
Common Swift29/03/1930/03/2020/03/21
Whiskered Tern29/03/1906/03/2010/03/21
Red rumped
Swallow
29/03/1906/03/2022/02/21
Yellow Wagtail29/03/1929/01/2023/02/21
Montagu’s
Harrier
01/04/1919/04/20
Collared
Pratincole
02/04/19no data30/03/21
Black eared
Wheatear
02/04/19no data
Subalpine Warbler02/04/1914/04/2006/04/21
Pied Flycatcher03/04/1922/04/2009/04/21
Squacco Heron03/04/1915/04/2015/03/21
Northern Wheatear03/04/1902/05/20
Gull billed Tern03/04/1915/04/2010/03/21
Night Heron03/04/1902/05/2025/02/21
Cuckoo03/04/1919/03/2025/03/21
Woodchat
Shrike
04/04/1902/04/2001/04/21
Alpine Swift05/04/1927/03/2005/03/21
Common
Redstart
08/04/19no data25/03/21
White Storkno datano data08/03/21
Short toed
Lark
08/04/19no data
Turtle Dove08/04/19no data10/04/21
Bee eater10/04/1910/04/2006/04/21
Bonelli’s
Warbler
12/04/19no data
Orphean
Warbler
12/04/19no data
Nightingale16/04/1916/04/2001/04/21
Whinchat17/04/1917/06/20
Spotted
Flycatcher
21/04/1930/04/20
Roller21/04/1921/04/20
Willow Warbler22/04/1922/04/20
Golden Oriole22/04/1919/04/20
Garden Warbler22/04/19no data
Whitethroat22/04/19no data
Curlew Sandpiper22/04/19no data
Common Tern22/04/19no data31/03/21
Black Tern23/04/19no data
Little Tern25/04/1929/04/20
Wood Warbler26/04/19no data
Melodious Warbler30/04/19no data
Red necked
Nightjar
20/05/1902/05/20
Rufous Bush Robin21/05/19no data
Icterine Warblerno data15/04/20
Hobbyno data20/04/20