Tag: loon

Healthy Wetlands Critical to Waterfowl Species

Found in lakes and ponds, Common Loons are a common sight from BC to New Brunswick. Known for their black bills and their black-and-white patterned bodies during summer, these birds have a different look from September to March when they have grey heads/backs and whitethroats.

With a large reliance on the water they inhabit, it is no surprise that Common Loons can easily be harmed by pesticides and other chemicals that end up in rivers and streams. This important connection to the wetlands they inhabit is why we need to be extremely careful about how we treat our environment.

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Local Common Loon Attracting the Public Eye

Local Common Loon Attracting the Public Eye

“We want to educate the public and encourage them to allow wildlife to find their own food and call our helpline when in doubt or if you suspect unusual behavior” says Janelle Stephenson, hospital manager.

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