Endangered Species Program
Conserving the Nature of America

Featured Species | Yellow-Billed Loon (04:10)

Host: Sarah Leon with Karen Laing

Yellow-Billed Loon (click to view larger)
yellow-billed loon
Photo credit: ©Ted Swem/USFWS


Status: Candidate/ Conservation to preclude ESA listing
Scientific Name: Gavia adamsii
Description: The yellow-billed loon is a migratory bird. Yellow-billed loons frequently drown in fishing nets and traps, and have been threatened by oil spills in their migratory and winter habitat.
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Last updated: April 7, 2011