Scientific: Larus hyperboreus

Cymraeg: Gwylan y Gogledd

1983
1, Ragwen Pt., 16 April.

1984
Singles (probably 2nd winter), Dryslwyn, 22 January; River Llwchwr, Llangennech (joint county), 5 March; 1, Cefn Sidan 12 August.

1985
1 winter plumage, Llangennech, 22 December.

1986
2, 1st Winter, River Llwchwr, Llangennech, 23 February; single, 1st W, there, 2 March 3rd South near Amroth, 27 April; 1, 2nd W, Pembrey Saltings 8th; adult, Burry Port, 31 December. In all 6 individuals, the highest number recorded in one year.

1987
Increase in records continued, all singles, River Llwchwr, Llangennech, 1st winter plumage, 8th, 2nd winter moulting to 2nd summer, 11 March 1, 4th summer, 22 April; 1st summer Cefn Sidan, 17th; Morfa Coedbach, 24 March; 1, 2nd winter, Salmon Scar Point & Burry Port, 10 April; 2nd summer, Llanelli beach, 4 June, 3rd winter, 25 July; Duport Pond (Sandy Water Park), Llanelli, 23 & 27 August. Same bird again 5 September.

1988
Adult, Burry Port 27 February – 1 April; 3rd year, Machynys, 2nd and 3rd, 2nd year, Cefn Sidan, 3 & 4 April; adult there 17-30 April; adult, Laugharne, 7 October, Burry Port, 29 December.

1989
Adult, Burry Port, 1 & 7 January 12 & 19 February. An adult & 1st Winter, 5 March; adult, River Llwchwr, near Bynea, 14 January; Bertwn, 31 December.

1991
2 Cefn Sidan, one a 2nd winter, 23rd; one adult 25 February; adult in summer plumage 1st and 7 March.

1994
A second winter was at Carmarthen rubbish tip, Llanddarog on 18th February. Last recorded in 1991.

1996
A 2nd winter bird at Machynys on 18th February was the first since 1994. This species was annual from 1983 – 1989, but there have only been 3 records since.

1998
A 1st winter at Carmarthen rubbish tip, Llanddarog from 7th – 21st January was only the 4th record since 1989. This species was recorded annually from 1983 – 1989.

2002
An adult at Penclacwydd from 4th to 17th February, and again from 19th to 22th February. Photographed. This is the first record since 1998 and only the fifth since 1989.

2005
Laugharne February 2nd.