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 8th February RojalesBarry Chambers
Swallow 8th February San FulgencioBarry Chambers
Great Spotted Cuckoo22nd FebruaryGuadalentin ValleyMary and John
Whinchat23rd FebruaryMojacarMary and John
Pallid Swift29th FebruaryNr El PinetStephan and Els
Red rumped Swallow3rd MarchRojalesBarry Chambers
Little Ringed Plover5th MarchRojalesBarry Chambers
Alpine Swift14th MarchPego MarshNigel Bentley
Yellow Wagtail14th MarchPego MarshNigel Bentley
Short toed Eagle14th MarchPego MarshNigel Bentley
Cuckoo20th MarchHondon de las NievesStephan and Els
Orphean Warbler22nd MarchHondon de las NievesStephan and Els
Sand Martin9th MarchPego MarshNigel Bentley
Common Swift24th MarchPalm farm trackMalcolm Palmer
Purple Heron24th MarchConsorcioMalcolm Palmer
Whiskered Tern26th MarchEl HondoEdward Humphreys
Collared Pratincole26th MarchEl HondoEdward Humphreys
Little Bittern26th MarchEl HondoEdward Humphreys
White Stork14th MarchPego MarshNigel Bentley
Black Stork26th MarchPego MarshNigel Bentley
Willow Warbler27th MarchAlicante UniMalcolm Palmer
Spotted Flycatcher27th MarchAlicante UniMalcolm Palmer
Night Heron27th MarchSanta PolaMalcolm Palmer
Woodchat Shrike27th MarchRojalesBarry Chambers
Garganey27th MarchVisabella hideStephan and Els
Reed Warbler27th MarchConsorcioStephan and Els
Black eared Wheatear27th MarchNr. SucinaRob Dowsett
Subalpine Warbler28th MarchConsorioBarry Chambers
Great Reed Warbler28th MarchConsorioBarry Chambers
Curlew Sandpiper29th MarchEl PinetMalcolm Palmer
Bee eater30th MarchHondo areaBryan Thomas
Common Tern30th MarchEl PinetBryan Thomas
Squacco Heron30th MarchHondo areaBryan Thomas
Scops Owl1st AprilAgostMalcolm Palmer
Pied Flycatcher5th AprilAlicanteMalcolm Palmer
Nightingale6th AprilNr GuardarmarBarry Chambers
Montagu’s Harrier9th AprilNr Los MontesintosEdward Humphreys
Whitethroat11th AprilAlicante UniMalcolm Palmer
Golden Oriole11th AprilAlicante UniMalcolm Palmer
Turtle Dove12th AprilBenijuzarBarry Chambers
Little Tern12th AprilSanta Pola SalinasStephan and Els
Northern Wheatear13th AprilTabarca IslandCBBC Members
Red necked Nightjar13th AprilTabarca IslandCBBC Members
Roller15th AprilHondo fieldsMalcolm Palmer
Gull billed Tern17th AprilPetrolaStephan and Els
Roseate Tern19th AprilEl PinetBarry Chambers
Elegant Tern19th AprilEl PinetBarry Chambers
Garden Warbler20th AprilRojalesBarry Chambers
Caspian Tern20th AprilEl PinetMalcolm Palmer
Bonelli’s Warbler20th AprilCarabassi woodsMalcolm Palmer
Wood Warbler22nd AprilTabarcaEdward Humphreys
Short toed Lark22nd AprilRabasaMalcolm Palmer
Melodious Warbler1st MayGuardarmarBarry Chambers
Isabelline Warbler21st MayHondon de las NievesStephan and Els
Rufous Bush Robin27th MayGran AlacantStephan and Mark Etheridge