Please check the reports for 2010-2014, 2015-2018 and 2019 – 2022 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, 2015 to 2018 and 2019 – 2022 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.

Little Ringed Plover06/02/23
House Martin06/02/23
Great Spotted Cuckoo24/02/23
Red-rumped Swallow24/02/23
Sand Martin24/02/23
Yellow Wagtail27/02/23
Alpine Swift08/03/23
Pallid Swift13/03/23
Reed Warbler16/03/23
Subalpine Warbler21/03/23
Sand Martin21/03/23
Willow Warbler23/03/23
Woodchat Shrike23/03/23
Common Swift23/03/23
Common Cuckoo25/03/23
Short-toed Eagle27/03/23
Whiskered Tern27/03/23