• Bee eater
  • Blue Rock Thrush
  • Greater Flamingo
  • Hoopoe
  • Purple Swamphen
  • Roller
  • Sardinian Warbler

The Costa Blanca has long been associated with crowded beaches, high-rise apartment blocks and golf courses. Although this is true of some of the areas, there is an abundance of birdlife that would impress any European birdwatcher. Along the coastline, there are several excellent wetland reserves from Pego Marsh in the north to La Mata in the south. In between, there are the Santa Pola Salinas, Clot de Galvany and Salinas de Calpe, all worth a visit at any time. Slightly inland, there is Elche’s flagship reserve El Hondo with breeding species such as the globally endangered White-headed, Marbled Ducks.

Inland, the mountain region holds its own special set of species including Bonelli’s, Golden Eagle, Rock & Cirl Buntings, Black Wheatear, and much, much more. Whether you are a member of the CBBC or not, we hope you will benefit greatly from the information contained within these pages, where we hope to provide recent bird sightings, site guides, details of forthcoming events, and other information.


Our Aims

  • Regular field-trips at various points in the area, led by experienced ornithologists. (Longer trips are also likely to be on offer at times).
  • A website, providing news of recent sightings, up & coming events, etc.
  • A base for submitting rare and scarce species seen within our recording area.
  • A forum for discussion and assistance as required.
  • Annual Membership only 20 euros per household


Field Trips 2023/24

The dates and locations for future field trips are set out below. _____________________________________________________ Thursday 28th September – Pego ______________________________________________________ Thursday 26th October – Alcoy and Xorret de Catí ______________________________________________________ Thursday 16th November – Yecla      ______________________________________________________ Tuesday... READ MORE

A Tribute to Mark Etheridge

Our birding friend Mark Etheridge sadly passed away last Friday after a battle with cancer. Mark was an excellent birder and contributed many reports to this website over the last ten years. If... READ MORE