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Isle Royale Loons

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I have been looking into the Loon nesting status on IR. A survery was done in '02. There were 106 nesting pairs of Loons on IR. 63 nesting on inland lakes. 43 nesting On Superior waters. Amazing numbers given IR's size.

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It almost seems to me that loons are making a comeback everywhere. I saw some on the Duluth/Superior harbor the other day.

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It is sure nice to read some good news for once, with everything that is happening in our world!

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I love listening to the sounds of the loons from my sleeping bag there on the island.
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I love listening to the sounds of the loons from my sleeping bag there on the island.
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Great shot kypaulfg!

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kolo wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:25 pm
I love listening to the sounds of the loons from my sleeping bag there on the island.
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How often have you heard a Loon call in the distance and thought " is that a wolf?" I have sat outside at Moskey, in the fall, at night listening to big numbers of Loons call. One starts and soon the others are calling. Great sound!!!

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johnhens wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:39 am
How often have you heard a Loon call in the distance and thought " is that a wolf?" I have sat outside at Moskey, in the fall, at night listening to big numbers of Loons call. One starts and soon the others are calling. Great sound!!!
I've heard loons and I've heard wolves (and coyotes, too). I don't expect I would ever confuse one for the other. But apparently it happens a lot. Last year, I heard from rangers that it's pretty common for someone to come in to the Rock Harbor visitor center and say "I heard a wolf!". They have an audio clip of a loon call ready to pull up in such situations and ask "did it sound like this?". More often than not, the hikers did indeed hear a loon.

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