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.

Great Spotted Cuckoo24/01/18YeclaPaul Coombes
Red rumped Swallow26/01/18San FelipeBarry Chambers
Little Ringed Plover01/02/18Pego MarshNigel Bentley
Short toed Eagle05/02/18Hondon de las NievesStephan and Els
Alpine Swift21/02/18San FelipeCBBC Members
Swallow21/02/18San FelipeCBBC Members
Garganey21/02/18San FelipeCBBC Members
House Martin28/02/18RojalesBarry Chambers
Whiskered Tern02/03/18Santa Pola SalinasBarry Chambers
Pallid Swift02/03/18San FelipeBarry Chambers
Sand Martin13/03/18San FelipeBarry Chambers
Yellow Wagtail13/03/18San FelipeBarry Chambers
Purple Heron15/03/18Pego MarshCBBC Members
Little Bittern15/03/18Pego MarshCBBC Members
Common Swift21/03/18RojalesBarry Chambers
Black eared Wheatear22/03/18YeclaBarry/Malcolm
Woodchat Shrike22/03/18YeclaBarry/Malcolm
Cuckoo30/03/18RojalesBarry Chambers
Hobby30/03/18VistabellaTed Humphreys
Great Reed Warbler31/03/18VistabellaBarry Chambers
Reed Warbler31/03/18VistabellaBarry Chambers
Wheatear22/03/18YeclaBryan Thomas
Bee eater(HO)30/03/18CampoamorElaine Warnock
Montague’s Harrier03/04/18La Mata/QuesadaBarry and Paul
Short toed Lark03/04/18YeclaStephan and Els
Common Tern04/04/18Santa Pola SalinasMalcolm Palmer
Nightingale04/04/18El PinetAndrew Lamb
Collared Pratincole06/04/18El PinetBarry Chambers
Turtle Dove09/04/18Parque RecorralBarry Chambers
Golden Oriole12/04/18Hondón de las NievesStephan and Els
Gull billed Tern20/04/18RojalesBarry Chambers
White Stork27/04/18Hondo fieldsEdward Humphreys
Roller24/04/18GuadalentinPaul Coombes
Little Tern25/04/18La MataCBBC Members
Night Heron25/04/18Lo MonteCBBC Members
Whinchat26/04/18San FelipeBryan Thomas
Subalpine Warbler29/04/18HondonStephan and Els
Orphean Warbler26/04/18HondonStephan and Els
Red necked Nightjar28/04/18HondonStephan and Els
Squacco Heron14/04/18El Hondo areaTed Humphreys
Spotted Flycatcher01/05/18El ClotNigel Bentley
Black Tern08/05/18Santa Pola SalinasMalcolm Palmer
Caspian Tern08/05/18El PinetMalcolm Palmer