White-winged Black Tern – records

Chlidonias leucopterus – Cors-wennol AdeinwenRare visitor.

The closest breeding areas of the White-winged Black Tern are in Eastern Europe.  Winter quarters are in southern Africa.

Earlier records are summarised in White-winged Black Tern 1994

1997 – single adult at Strumble Head on 15 October

1999 – single juvenile at Strumble Head on the 1 August

2016 – an adult at Penberry Reservoir, St. Davids 25th – 26th May

2017 – A first winter was seen passing Strumble Head on 27th Aug (DF, RS).

Source – Pembrokeshire Bird Reports

More about the White-winged Tern in Pembrokeshire

White-winged Black Tern – 1994

Chlidonias leucopterus – Cors-wennol AdeinwenRare visitor.

White-winged Black Terns breed in Poland and Russia, from where they depart between August and early October, small numbers occurring annually in Britain (Cramp 1985). In Pembrokeshire, the first was recorded at the Gann on 31 August 1973 (K.J.S. Devonald), followed by singles at Llysyfran reservoir on 16-28 October 1976, Llanstadwell on 26 August 1986 and Skokholm on 3 September 1990.

Donovan J.W. & Rees G.H, 1994, Birds of Pembrokeshire

CRAMP, S. (ed.) 1977-1993. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa: the birds of the Western Palearctic. Oxford, Oxford University Press. 7 Vols.

3 September 1990 record not submitted to BBRC

More about the White-winged Tern in Pembrokeshire

White-winged Black Tern

Chlidonias leucopterus – Cors-wennol AdeinwenRare visitor.

White-winged Black Tern – records

Chlidonias leucopterus – Cors-wennol Adeinwen – Rare visitor. The closest breeding areas of the White-winged Black Tern are in Eastern Europe.  Winter quarters are in southern Africa. Earlier records are summarised in White-winged Black Tern 1994 1997 – single adult at Strumble Head on 15 October 1999 – single juvenile at Strumble Head on the 1 […]

White-winged Black Tern – 1994

Chlidonias leucopterus – Cors-wennol Adeinwen – Rare visitor. White-winged Black Terns breed in Poland and Russia, from where they depart between August and early October, small numbers occurring annually in Britain (Cramp 1985). In Pembrokeshire, the first was recorded at the Gann on 31 August 1973 (K.J.S. Devonald), followed by singles at Llysyfran reservoir on 16-28 October […]