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Video about USGS loon research in the Upper Midwest: Unraveling Mysteries of the Common Loon
Link to previous loon migrations.
Juvenile Loon Migration Data:
Loon ID Last updated
55479
 
55480
 
55484
 
55487
 
55488
 
55489
 
55491
 
107261
 
107262
 
107263
 
107266
 
107267
 
107268
 
107271
 
107273
 
About the project: UMESC scientists and partners captured and radiomarked juvenile common loons on lakes scattered across Minnesota and Wisconsin during the last two weeks of August 2014.  The objective of this work is to describe the movements and wintering ground use of juvenile loons produced in Minnesota and Wisconsin during their first two years of life, using satellite transmitter and geolocator tag technologies.  Little is known about the movements, habitat use, and causes of mortality of common loons during their first few years.  Band recovery data suggests that while some common loons may remain on wintering grounds year-round their first two years, there is the potential for a northward movement up the Atlantic Coast during summers.  Survival rates of loons during their first few years of life is much lower (about 50% over three years) than that of adults (about 93% annually).  Many thanks to our collaborators and cooperators.
Contact Kevin Kenow with questions and comments about UMESC's loon migration studies.

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