It’s back to the future for loons in Massachusetts

The next generation of loon research: The Biodiversity Research institute, one of the leading authorities on loon conservation, is spearheading a project testing out a new approach to help restore loon populations. Credit: Biodiversity Research Institute.
Room to grow for loons: A map of Common Loon surveys in Massachusetts (2010–2012) shows lakes with known loon breeding territories in yellow, and lakes that represent suitable loon breeding territories in red. Credit: Biodiversity Research Institute.
Tread lightly: A member of the loon translocation team tiptoes out the dock leading to the floating rearing facility for loon chicks on a lake in Southeastern Massachusetts. Credit: Bridget Macdonald/FWS
A glimpse of the future for loons in Massachusetts: Looking through a peep hole in a stockade fence that scientists erected to serve as a blind during four daily feedings of skittish loon chicks. Credit: Bridget Macdonald/FWS

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