Sterna sandvicensis – MOR-WENNOL FWYAF – Passage migrant. Not recorded from December to February
First and last dates since 2000 extracted from the Pembrokeshrie Bird reports.
Sterna sandvicensis – MOR-WENNOL FWYAF – Passage migrant. Not recorded from December to February Sandwich Terns breed on the coasts both sides of the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, Black Sea and Caspian Sea. Those from the north-west of Europe winter mainly on the west coast of Africa. The Sandwich Tern was a rare visitor to Wales […]
Sterna sandvicensis – MOR-WENNOL FWYAF – Passage migrant. Not recorded from December to February Mathew (1894) had no records of Sandwich Tern but from his experience in North Devon thought that they must occur occasionally. Lockley et al. (1949) noted seven occurrences totalling 14 birds, at Newport, Goodwick, Skokholm, St Ann’s Head and Dale. The subsequent record until […]
Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.
Sterna cantiaca Although this species is not included in any of the lists, we feel certain that it must occasionally visit the Pembrokeshire coasts, the Milford Haven estuary, the neighbourhoods of Tenby, Fishguard, &c. But we must at the same time state that it is very rarely seen off the North Devon coast. Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire […]