• Maine January 3, 2022 8:10 pm

    Firefighters Rescue Loon That Was Grounded on Frozen Pond in Maine

    A fire department came to the rescue of a loon on a frozen pond in Maine over the weekend. The problem for the birds at this time of the year is that ice can leave them without enough of the open water they need to take off. Because of the ice, the loon couldn’t take flight from Tacoma Lake....

  • Birds November 29, 2021 6:15 pm

    Loon Counters Find More Adults But Loss of Chicks in Maine

    Maine’s population of loons appears to be continuing to grow, but bird counters in the state said they also noticed a steep drop in the number of loon chicks. Common loons are beloved by wildlife watchers, and Maine is home to the largest population of the sharp-billed birds in the eastern United States. Loons are listed as a species...

  • loon vs eagle May 22, 2020 9:56 pm

    Wildlife Officials Believe Loon Stabbed, Killed Bald Eagle in Maine

    After a months-long investigation, wildlife officials in Maine believe a bald eagle was stabbed and killed by another bird in a first-of-its-kind documented animal attack. “Wow” is the word wildlife biologist Danielle D’Auria at Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife used to describe a bald eagle being stabbed through its heart by a loon last September. “Word got...

  • loon May 22, 2020 8:38 pm

    Investigators Believe Loon Killed Bald Eagle in Maine

    After a months-long investigation, wildlife officials in Maine believe a bald eagle was stabbed and killed by another bird.

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