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.

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 Plover06/02/23Mar MenorDarren Wilson
House Martin06/02/23Mar MenorDarren Wilson
Swallow21/02/23El ClotMary Brazier
Great Spotted Cuckoo24/02/23Monastery roadMary Brazier
Sand Martin24/02/23Ramblas del AlbujónDarren Wilson
Red-rumped Swallow24/02/23Ramblas del AlbujónDarren Wilson
Whinchat25/02/23El Hondo North GateSteve Saunders
Yellow Wagtail27/02/23Ramblas del AlbujónDarren Wilson
Redstart06/03/23El ClotMalcolm Palmer
Alpine Swift08/03/23Los UrrutiasDarren Wilson
Pallid Swift13/03/23Torre PachecoDarren Wilson
Reed Warbler16/03/23San FelipeCBBC Members
Subalpine Warbler21/03/23El ClotMalcolm Palmer
Sand Martin21/03/23Parc RecorralBarry Chambers
Willow Warbler23/03/23Alicante UniversityMalcolm Palmer
Woodchat Shrike23/03/23La MangaDarren Wilson
Common Swift23/03/23Los NietosDarren Wilson
Common Cuckoo25/03/23RojalesBarry Chambers
Short-toed Eagle27/03/23El ClotMalcolm Palmer
Whiskered Tern27/03/23Vistabella HideBarry Chambers
Great Reed Warbler31/03/23El ConvenioBarry Chambers
Purple Heron31/03/23El ConvenioBarry Chambers
Bee-eater31/03/23RojalesBarry Chambers
Nightingale01/04/23RojalesBarry Chambers
Collared Pratincole02/04/23Ramblas del AlbujónDarren Wilson
Black-eared Wheatear03/04/23MonnegreMalcolm Palmer
Montagu’s Harrier04/04/23Marina del CamoliDarren Wilson
Caspian Tern04/04/23Marina del CamoliDarren Wilson
Squacco Heron04/04/23San FelipeMalcolm Palmer
Black Tern11/04/23El ClotMalcolm Palmer
Common Tern11/04/23El PinetMalcolm Palmer
Elegant Tern12/04/23El PinetNigel Bentley
Greater Short-toed Lark13/04/23YeclaCBBC Members
Lesser Short-toed Lark13/04/23YeclaCBBC Members
Northern Wheatear13/04/23YeclaCBBC Members
Gull-billed Tern13/04/23Ramblas del AlbujónDarren Wilson
Turtle Dove19/04/23El AlgarDarren Wilson
Little Tern21/04/23El PinetMalcolm Palmer
Roller24/04/23Monastery RoadBarry Chambers
Spotted Flycatcher24/04/23Rojales Barry Chambers
Pied Flycatcher25/04/23RojalesBarry Chambers
Golden Oriole26/04/23BenejuzarDavid Armitage
Red-necked Nightjar01/05/23RojalesBarry Chambers
Wood Warbler21/05/23RojalesBarry Chambers