Common Loon Migration Update: April 16, 1998
Today's Migration News & Data
Though our migration update isn't scheduled until next week, the loons have decided to migrate in full force this week!
Watch for a brief update again next Thursday, April 23rd as scheduled. This migration map will also be updated at that time.
Old Faces Return
Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Seney, Michigan
"Loons are steadily arriving at Seney - some old faces. Only one bird missing so far," Joe Kaplan reported on Monday, April 13.
Imagine, all within 6 days of the first loon's arrival! (See "Eleven Year Old Loon Returns to Seney".) We asked Joe and Keren to let us know when the final, "missing" loon was back. This loon has been at Seney for 8 years, after all, so certainly would be missed. Kaplan wrote yesterday:
Banded Loon From Minnesota Discovered in Florida
"The highlights for us our last week or so in Florida was our first banding recovery from a adult loon from Minnesota. The loon was banded last summer in the Grand Rapids area on Pokegamma Lake. It was recovered late winter from Mexico Beach, Florida in the panhandle. It was pretty exciting. It was only banded last year as an adult - so at it was at least 3 years old."
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The Next Loon Migration Update will Be Posted on April 23, 1998.
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