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BREAKING NEWS:
First Successful Loon Nesting in Southern Massachusetts in a Century

BRI announces the successful results of its long-term loon translocation and restoration project Restore the Call: A male loon chick that was translocated in 2015 from the Adirondack Park Region of New York to the Assawompsett Pond Complex (APC) in southeastern Massachusetts returned in 2018 to the region from which it fledged, and now in 2020 has formed a territorial pair, nested, and successfully hatched a chick in Fall River, Massachusetts. The identification of this loon (through color bands) marks the first confirmed nesting pair in southern Massachusetts in more than a century.

Click here for the full press release.

 

 

First Nesting Pair in Southern
Massachusetts in over a Century

Translocated male loon with his mate and their chick. Photo taken by Ericka Griggs on June 30, 2020. The female is not a translocated loon. To download high res image, click the first bullet below.
Translocated male loon with his mate and their chick. Photo taken by Ericka Griggs on June 30, 2020. The female is not a translocated loon. To download high res image, click the first bullet below.
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Publications
Media Coverage Summer 2020

Media Coverage Summer 2020

Maine Calling, Maine Public Radio, "Saving the Loons: What Conservation Efforts Are Helping Maine's Iconic Loons & How Can People Help?" Listen to the full program here.

For a list of media coverage for the loon translocation story, click here.

 

Media Coverage Archive

Media Coverage Archive

 
Photo Credits: Header photo: © Daniel Poleschook. Banded loon © Daniel Poleschook.
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