The Common Loon

Loons are swimming and diving birds with very distinctive long and low-slung bodies with spear-like beaks and blood-red eyes. Loons have an eerie, haunting call that sometimes can be heard in early spring or fall mornings as they migrate through our area.

Visiting Loons

Loons visit us here at Yankee Lake on their April and October/November Migrations. Being with us only for a few days, it is magical to hear the haunting call of the loon drift out over our waters. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with this fascinating bird.

Loon with Baby on Her Back

Photo from www.loon.org

  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Average life span in the wild: 30 years
  • Size: 2 to 3 feet
  • Weight: 6½ to 12 pounds
  • Groups of Loons are called “Flocks.”

  • Loons can dive more than 200 feet below the surface of the water in search of food.
  • Loons Were an “Endangered Species” in Vermont Until 2005

The Call of the Loon A YouTube Video

Learn More About Loons:

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© 2019 Yankee Lake
Preservation Association, Inc.
Post Office Box 558
Wurtsboro, NY 12790
Call: (845) 888-0474
Email: ObscureMyEmail