About the Loons
In the world there are five species of
loons and four can be regularly found in the United
States: Common, Red-throated, Pacific, and
Yellow-billed. The Arctic is a rare visitor to the USA.
Loons are found throughout the northern Hemisphere, and they
gather their food by diving and chasing fish which they grab
with their sharp long beak.
About the Grebes
Twenty seven species of grebes are
distributed throughout the world with seven species found in
the United States. They are similar to loons in that they
dive underwater for their food, which they catch with their
beak. The grebes are found in more diverse habitats than