2016 spring migrant first dates

RBShrike_Apr15

* = earliest ever recorded return date for Lesvos

Species First date
Common Quail  2 Apr
Garganey  13 Mar
Ferruginous Duck  6 Apr
White Stork  16 Mar
Glossy Ibis  21 Mar
Spoonbill  27 Mar
Little Bittern  14 Apr
Squacco Heron  15 Apr
Night-heron  13 Mar
Purple Heron  29 Mar
Dalmatian Pelican
Short-toed Eagle  20 Mar
Pallid Harrier  26 Mar*
Montagu’s Harrier  16 Apr
Levant Sparrowhawk
Lesser Kestrel 26 Mar*
Red-footed Falcon  17 Apr
Hobby  19 Apr
Eleonora’s Falcon  18 Apr
Little Crake  28 Feb *
Stone-curlew 1 Apr
Spur-winged Plover  19 Mar*
Little Ringed Plover  17 Mar
Ruff 19 Feb *
Spotted Redshank  13 Mar
Marsh Sandpiper  18 Mar
Wood Sandpiper  13 Mar
Common Sandpiper  18 Mar
Caspian Tern 27 Mar*
Slender-billed Gull  18 Mar
Gull-billed Tern  29 Mar*
Little Tern  14 Apr
Whiskered Tern 19 Apr
White-winged Tern 22 Apr
Black Tern 23 Apr
Turtle Dove  31 Mar
Common Cuckoo 1 Apr
Great Spotted Cuckoo  4 Mar*
Alpine Swift  25 Mar
Common Swift 25 Mar
Pallid Swift  27 Mar
Roller
European Bee-eater  11 Apr*
Hoopoe  4 Mar*
Red-backed Shrike  18 Apr
Woodchat Shrike  25 Mar
Masked Shrike  4 Apr
Lesser Grey Shrike 21 Apr
Golden Oriole  18 Apr
Greater Short-toed Lark  15 Mar*
Red-rumped Swallow  15 Mar
Barn Swallow  29 Feb
Sand Martin  15 Mar
House Martin 18 Feb
Savi’s Warbler 28 Mar*
Eastern Orphean Warbler  18 Mar*
Subalpine Warbler  18 Mar
Ruppell’s Warbler  20 Mar*
Common Whitethroat 27 Mar*
Lesser Whitethroat  5 Mar*
Garden Warbler 28 Mar*
Olivaceous Warbler  9 Apr
Olive-tree Warbler
Great Reed Warbler  28 Mar
Eurasian Reed Warbler  28 Feb *
Sedge Warbler  28 Feb *
Willow Warbler 28 Mar
Wood Warbler  10 Apr
Whinchat  19 Mar*
Yellow Wagtail  1 Mar *
Citrine Wagtail 17 Apr
Tawny Pipit  13 Mar*
Red-throated Pipit
Tree Pipit  25 Mar*
Black-eared Wheatear  13 Mar*
Isabelline Wheatear  13 Mar*
Northern Wheatear  4 Mar
Common Redstart  13 Mar*
Spotted Flycatcher 31 Mar*
Common Nightingale 29 Mar
Thrush Nightingale 29 Mar*
Collared Flycatcher  29 Mar*
Pied Flycatcher 17 Apr
Spanish Sparrow  25 Mar*
Cretzschmar’s Bunting  20 Mar*
Ortolan Bunting 16 Apr
Cinereous Bunting  2 Apr
Black-headed Bunting

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