This report shows the first date that a spring migrant/summer visitor was seen in the Costa Blanca area, where it was seen and who reported the sighting.

Birds are listed in order of the date they arrived. Information for previous years can be found in the Spring Migration Comparisons Report.

 

SPECIES DATE WHERE SEEN REPORTED BY
Great Spotted Cuckoo 24/01/18 Yecla Paul Coombes
Red rumped Swallow 26/01/18 San Felipe Barry Chambers
Little Ringed Plover 01/02/18 Pego Marsh Nigel Bentley
Short toed Eagle 05/02/18 Hondon de las Nieves Stephan and Els
Alpine Swift 21/02/18 San Felipe CBBC Members
Swallow 21/02/18 San Felipe CBBC Members
Garganey 21/02/18 San Felipe CBBC Members
House Martin 28/02/18 Rojales Barry Chambers
Whiskered Tern 02/03/18 Santa Pola Salinas Barry Chambers
Pallid Swift 02/03/18 San Felipe Barry Chambers
Sand Martin 13/03/18 San Felipe Barry Chambers
Yellow Wagtail 13/03/18 San Felipe Barry Chambers
Purple Heron 15/03/18 Pego Marsh CBBC Members
Little Bittern 15/03/18 Pego Marsh CBBC Members
Common Swift 21/03/18 Rojales Barry Chambers
Black eared Wheatear 22/03/18 Yecla Barry/Malcolm
Woodchat Shrike 22/03/18 Yecla Barry/Malcolm
Cuckoo 30/03/18 Rojales Barry Chambers
Hobby 30/03/18 Vistabella Ted Humphreys
Great Reed Warbler 31/03/18 Vistabella Barry Chambers
Reed Warbler 31/03/18 Vistabella Barry Chambers
Wheatear 22/03/18 Yecla Bryan Thomas
Bee eater(HO) 30/03/18 Campoamor Elaine Warnock
Montague’s Harrier 03/04/18 La Mata/Quesada Barry and Paul
Short toed Lark 03/04/18 Yecla Stephan and Els
Common Tern 04/04/18 Santa Pola Salinas Malcolm Palmer
Nightingale 04/04/18 El Pinet Andrew Lamb
Collared Pratincole 06/04/18  El Pinet Barry Chambers
Turtle Dove 09/04/18 Parque Recorral Barry Chambers
Golden Oriole 12/04/18 Hondón de las Nieves Stephan and Els