Birdorable Common Loon

By popular demand - the Common Loon

May 12th, 2008 in Loons 3 comments

We have added the Common Loon (a.k.a. Great Northern Diver) to Birdorable, which has recently been one of the most requested birds. These amazing birds with a wingspan of up to 5 feet can dive as deep as 200 feet when hunting for fish. They breed in Canada, parts of the northern United States, Greenland and there is a small population on Iceland. It is the state bird of Minnesota and appears on the back of a Canadian one dollar coin, which is known as a "loonie".

Birdorable Common Loon