Scientific: Uria aalge

Cymraeg: Gwylog

Regularly recorded in small numbers in Carmarthen Bay and outer estuaries. Most records September to November. Occasional records from other months.

1984
4, from boat off Pendine, 14 June; 1 in winter plumage swimming off Burry Port, 11 October; 2, picked up dead, Morfa Bychan, 4 October.

1985
1, off Burry Port on several dates, 28 September – 30 October; 4, off Ginst Point, 19 October; 1, off Salmon Scar Point, 3 November 2, picked up dead, Cefn Sidan, 21 April.

1986
1, Cefn Padrig, Burry Inlet, 3 January; small numbers, Carmarthen Bay, from boat, 22 July; 3, of Ginst Point, 21 September; 1, probably oiled, inshore, Burry Port/Pembrey, 29 October – 22 December.

1987
Ones and twos recorded off shore and outer estuaries, September/October.

1988
1 off Cefn Sidan Sands, 3 April; singles found dead January and September; 1 St Ishmael 28 December.

1989
Present, off Cefn Sidan outside breeding seasonin small numbers. Single, off Burry Port, 26 November; off Pendine, 15 December.

1990
Singles off Burry Port, 14 January; Cefn Sidan, 15 September. 6 off Pendine Sands, 30 March. 1 off Cefn Sidan, 22 April was of the bridled form. 7 found dead, oiled, Cefn Sidan, 19/20 February.

1991
Singles off Burry Port and 2 corpses found Cefn Sidan January.

1992
Cefn Sidan: 1 on 15th June and 3 on 16th; 1 on 26th September. Salmon Scar Point: 1 on 18th October Llansteffan: 1 on 8th November.

1993
In the early winter period singles were noted off Telpyn Point on 24th January and Pendine on 13th February.

Late summer/autumn records were 1 off Cefn Sidan on 21st August, with 2 there on 22nd and 1 off Marros on 15th October.

1994
The only records were of 5 off Telpyn Point on 17th April and 2 off Cefn Sidan on 13th May.

1995
A poor year with only 3 records of single birds at Cefn Sidan on 17th April and 1st May and Ginst Point on 6th May.

1996
There were only 3 records: a heavily oiled bird at Burry Port on 24th February. In Carmarthen Bay, 8 were seen from a boat on 1st September, with the last record of the year being 1 at Morfa Bychan on 16th November.

1997
There were 5 records of single birds at Telpyn Point on 28th March, Cefn Sidan on 31st March, 6th and 19th October and Telpyn Point on 26th October.

1998
The only record was of 5 at Telpyn Point on 31st January.

1999
The only record was of 2 off Cefn Sidan on 13th October. In December during stormy weather there were up to 100 auks (Guillemots and Razorbills) off Telpyn Point on 10th and 12th.

2002
1 at North Dock on 2nd February; 1 Kidwelly on 7th; 5 at Cefn Sidan on 28th April and 1 Telpyn Point on 9th November.

2004
Penclacwydd September 15th and Burry Port October 20th.

2005
Ragwen Point September 18th.

2006
A single at St.Ishmael December 5th was the only record received.

2007
Cefn Sidan April 16th, Salmon Scar Point September 30th and off Pembrey Country Park November 3rd several were noted in a group of c200 auks.