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.

House Martin 1st February El Hondo Barry
Swallow 2nd February El Hondo Mike Smith
Sand Martin 4th February El Hondo Barry
Yellow Wagtail 22nd February Santa Pola Salinas Barry
Alpine Swift 1st March El Hondo Barry
Little Ringed Plover 2nd March Dolores Mike Smith
Great Spotted Cuckoo 3rd March Embalse de Pedrera Paul Garrett
Northern Wheatear 5th March La Mata Mike Smith
Pallid Swift 7th March Punta Prima Mike Smith
Red rumped Swallow 9th March El Hondo Mike Smith
Black eared Wheatear 15th March Los Montesinos Mike Smith
Short toed Eagle 15th March Petrola CBBC Members
Whiskered Tern 18th March El Hondo Barry
Common Swift 24th March El Hondo Barry
Woodchat Shrike 25th March Rojales Barry
Common Cuckoo 25th March Guardamar Barry
Subalpine Warbler 26th March San Vicente Malcolm
Bee eater 26th March El Campello Fran Vickers
Collared Pratincole 28th March Vistabella Mike Smith
Willow Warbler 28th March Vistabella Mike Smith
Montagu’s Harrier 29th March Monegre Barry
Purple Heron 31st March Vistabella Barry
Great Reed Warbler 31st March Vistabella Barry
Reed Warbler 31st March Vistabella Barry
Common Tern 31st March El Pinet Mary and John
Marbled Duck April El Hondo Barry
Nightingale April Not known Barry
Garganey April Not known Mike Smith
Golden Oriole April Not known Barry
Bonelli’s Warbler April Not known Barry
Short toed Lark April Not known Barry
Lesser Kestrel April Not known Barry
Redstart 1st April Punta Prima Mike Smith
Night Heron 5th April Vistabella Barry
Wood Sandpiper 6th April San Miguel ponds Mike Smith
Wryneck 9th April Moraira area Peter Alden
Little Tern 13th April San Pedro del Pinatar Mike Smith
Turtle Dove 22nd April La Pedrera Mike Smith
Pied Flycatcher 25th April La Mata Mike Smith
Orphean Warbler 25th April La Mata Mike Smith
Spotted Flycatcher 26th April Vistabella Malcolm
Curlew Sandpiper 26th April Vistabella Malcolm
Quail (HO) 26th April Vistabella Malcolm
Roller 27th April Elche to La Marina Rd Mary and John
Squacco Heron 27th April Nr Elche to La Marina Rd Mary and John
Melodious Warbler 4th May Rojales Barry
Red necked Nightjar 5th May Punta Prima Mike Smith
Grasshopper Warbler 5th May Punta Prima Mike Smith
Rufous Bush Robin 10th June Carabassi woods Mary and John