This report shows the first date a spring migrant /summer visitor was seen in the Costa Blanca area, where it was seen and who reported the sighting. Please note these dates are at best guidelines as some birds which are generally thought of as migrants now have a tendency to overwinter in the area. *See the item under ‘News’ dated 14/02/21.

Birds are listed in order of the date they arrived. Information for previous years can be found in the Spring Migration Comparison Reports.

Little Ringed Plover*18/01/22Los AlcazaresCBBC members
Whiskered Tern*01/02/22El HondoBarry Chambers
Swallow09/02/22El Hondo/San FelipeCBBC members
Great Spotted Cuckoo06/02/22MazarronGordon Mills
Sand Martin16/02/22RojalesBarry Chambers
House Martin24/02/22MazarronGordon Mills
Whinchat24/02/22RojalesBarry Chambers
Red-rumped Swallow05/03/22Playa HondoDarren Wilson
Common Swift15/03/22MazarronGordon Mills
Short-toed Eagle17/03/22Santa Pola SalinasCBBC Members
Yellow Wagtail17/03/22Santa Pola SalinasCBBC Members
Garganey17/03/22San Felipe ReserveCBBC Members
Redstart17/03/22RojalesBarry Chambers
Black-eared Wheatear18/03/22MazarronGordon Mills
Northern Wheatear18/03/22MazarronGordon Mills
Alpine Swift19/03/22Los UrrutiasDarren Wilson
Cuckoo21/03/22Park RecorralBarry Chambers
Night Heron21/03/22Park RecorralBarry Chambers
Whitethroat21/03/22Salinas de MarchamaloDarren Wilson
Willow Warbler21/03/22Salinas de MarchamaloDarren Wilson
Pallid Swift25/03/22RojalesBarry Chambers
Subalpine Warbler28/03/22RojalesBarry Chambers
Nightingale06/04/22Salinas de MarchamaloDarren Wilson
Gull-billed Tern06/04/22Salinas de MarchamaloDarren Wilson
Purple Heron06/04/22Salinas de MarchamaloDarren Wilson
Woodchat Shrike07/04/22Salinas de MarchamaloDarren Wilson
Common Tern07/04/22Pego MarshesLen Williamson
Montagu’s Harrier08/04/22Los UrrutiasDarren Willson
Collared Pratincole08/04/22Los UrrutiasDarren Wilson
Bee-eater08/04/22Playa HondaDarren Wilson
Squacco Heron11/04/22La MarinaAndrew Lamb
Black Tern12/04/22VistabellaBarry Chambers
Great Reed Warbler12/04/22VistabellaBarry Chambers
Reed Warbler12/04/22VistabellaBarry Chambers
Pied Flycatcher12/04/22Salinas de MarchamaloDarren Wilson
Wood Warbler13/04/22BenijofarBarry Chambers
Roller13/04/22Urb. OasisAndrew Lamb
Rufous Bush Robin15/04/22Salinas de MarchamaloDarren Wilson
Bonelli’s Warbler17/04/22Salinas de MarchamaloDarren Wilson
Short-toed Lark19/04/22YeclaMark Etheridge
Turtle Dove20/04/22Salinas de MarchamaloDarren Wilson
Spotted Flycatcher25/04/22Park RecorralBarry Chambers
Little Tern25/04/22El PinetSteve Saunders
Curlew Sandpiper26/04/22El PinetMark Etheridge
Caspian Tern28.04.22El PinetSteve Saunders
Golden Oriole29/04/22Salinas de MarchamaloDarren Wilson
Red-necked Nightjar08/05/22RojalesBarry Chambers
Melodious Warbler13/05/22RojalesBarry Chambers