Nongame Wildlife Program

Nongame wildlife specialists

Loons and the gulf oil spill

Two adult loons in Minnesota are equipped with satellite transmitters and geolocators in an effort to study the movements and foraging patterns of fish-eating birds while they migrate through the Great Lakes.


Do Minnesota Loons migrate to the Gulf of Mexico?

How might the oil spill impact the loons?

What can Minnesotans do to help the loons?

What research is being done to monitor the loons?