Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Loon in Downtown Chicago

Do you ever woner where the loons are on their migration journey? In 1998 the USGS's did a Common Loon Migration Study. This tracked five loons from lakes in Minnesota and Wisconsin on their journey south to the Atlantic Ocean. From this, we know that loons usually stage on the Great Lakes, specifically Lake Michigan, late into the fall before continuing south.

On Sunday, November 16th we received a report of a loon in Chicago. This loon was in Belmont Harbor for the day, and was even photographed! See photos.

If you are around southern Lake Michigan, this is a great time to be out loon watching!

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