Pacific Loon
Gavia pacifica
(L 32" WS 46" Wt 9 lb)
Imperial Beach,CA
20Feb2015
May be the most common loon
in No. America...needs 50-50 m
of open water to take flight.
Nonbreeding
Bill is less stout
than Common Loon.
 Americans speak of loons;
Europeans call them divers.
(R Lederer and C Burr)