When you Sponsor a Loon, you help support BRI’s efforts to band and monitor these magnificent birds. Much can be gained by tracking banded individual loons. Field observations on unmarked populations have provided general knowledge. However, to more fully understand the ecology of this species, marked individuals must be followed over time.
BRI has captured and color-marked more than 5,000 loons in 27 states and provinces. Through this effort, loons have now become the foremost species studied to determine the exposure and effects of mercury across North America.
Understanding loon life history is critical to conservation strategies. Information we’ve discovered through tracking individual loons includes:
The process is quick and simple. Click here to sponsor a loon. Once you do, you will receive a packet that includes:
Loon Packets Make Great Gifts!
You can sponsor a loon from one of seven states: Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Louisiana, Minnesota, Wyoming, and Montana.
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