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Wyoming Loon Population is Small but Critical to Species
By Christine Peterson
Wyoming has only 14 pairs of loons left living in its northwest corner. They are the rarest nesting bird in the state, and more importantly, they are one of the few remaining populations in the West, said David Evers, executive director of the Biodiversity Research Institute, an ecological research nonprofit based in Maine.
Evers is beginning Year Two of a five-year study with researchers from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Forest Service and the National Park Service to find out how many loons live in Wyoming, why their numbers have declined and how they can be helped.
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