If so, it was from a bird slightly smaller than the common loon. Title Common Loon Range - CWHR B003 [ds603] Publication date 2016-02-0100:00:00 Presentation formats digital map FGDC geospatial presentation format vector digital data Other citation details These are the same layers as appear in the CWHR System software. Common loons are listed as a threatened species in New Hampshire.

This map depicts the range boundary, defined as the areas where the species is estimated to occur at a rate of 5% or more for at least one week within each season.
By 2080, the common loon may lose 56 percent of its current summer range and 75 percent of its current winter range due to global warming, according to a climate model created by the Audubon Society. Breeding common loons tracked for the movement and foraging pattern study were obtained from lakes in central and northern Minnesota and Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan during summers 2009–2012 ().Lakes with loon territories considered for inclusion in the study were selected in consultation with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Wisconsin DNR personnel.

The Common Loon is also known as Big Loon and Great Northern Diver (Forbush and May, 1955). Rough approximation of “up north” based on common loon breeding range in Wisconsin. Their heads and necks are black, while the throat has a band of small patches of white. The common loon spends little time on land though, typically only going ashore to nest.

General description: Larger than a mallard but smaller than a goose, this water bird has a thick neck and a long, black bill. Built like a torpedo, it swims under water in search of prey. Range. Common Loon - South Dakota Birds and Birding Common Loon Range Map. ALL SPECIES MAPS ON THIS PAGE ARE THE PROPERTY OF SOUTH DAKOTA BIRDS AND BIRDING, and may not be used, copied, or distributed on any other website, blog, or other distribution media without written approval by the site owner. Description. This is now regarded as rather unlikely due to the quite distinct range and age. Older authors were quite sure the bone was indeed from a Gavia and even considered G. concinna a possibly junior synonym of it. Since loon monitoring began in 1976, populations have slowly increased due to conservation efforts. The common loon is approximately 24 inches in length, with a wingspan of 58 inches. It is much more graceful on the water, because it is built like a torpedo, streamlined and slick.
Click here to return to the species description page . The loon can stay underwater for up to five minutes, its signature red eyes helping it locate prey while submerged. The dive may go to a depth exceeding 200 feet (60 m). Minnesota has more common loons than any other state except Alaska.

Common Loon Gavia immer. Minnesota's state bird, the common loon, is more at home in the water than on land. Image courtesy of eBird The Journal Sentinel has developed a map where you can draw your own line for where “up north” is located; most agree, it follows a line a …