Loon-y Travels

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by Alison

Have you ever seen a loon on one of the many lakes or ponds in Maine? Or maybe heard their hauntingly beautiful calls around sundown?

But what happens to the loons in the winter? The lakes freeze over making it impossible for loons to catch the fish, amphibians, or crustaceans that they feed on during warmer months.  Turns out loons migrate! In Maine loons travel to coastal ocean waters where the water does not freeze and they can continue to fish. We had a loon spending the winter on Casco Bay right off of our pier this year!

As the weather warms and the ice melts off of the lakes the loons will travel back from the ocean. Some may have even made the trip already! I was lucky enough to hear some loon calls on a lake up in Mt. Vernon, ME this past weekend.

Do you have any loon stories or sightings? We would love to hear from you!



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