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.
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Audubon Magazine, "An Innovative Effort to Return Loons to Massachusetts Hits a Major Milestone." Read the online version here.
National Public Radio, "Scientists Want to Bring Loons Back to Massachusetts." Listen to the story here.
Boston Public Radio, "To Bring Loons Back to Mass., Biologists Must Convince the Brids This is Home." Listen to or read the story here.
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.
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