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Loon Migration: Journey North

Journey North tracks migration and seasonal changes across North America. The common loon study relies on individuals to report their first sightings of loons and the dates of ice-out on lakes. Learn more from Program Coordinator, Nancy Sheehan, about Journey North below:

Migration map of first sightings of common loons in 2021
First sightings of common loons as of April 7, 2022



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National Loon Center

National Loon Center


The National Loon Center restores and protects loon breeding habitats, enhances responsible recreation, and catalyzes critical loon and freshwater research.