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Common Name:Loon, Yellow-billed
Scientific Name:Gavia adamsii
Family:Gaviidae (Loons)
Area:Salmon Harbor - Winchester Bay, Oregon
Date:March 11, 2023

The largest of the four loons seen in western North America a very rare winter visitor mainly to coastal estuaries from late September to April.

Reference:The Sibley Guide to Birds by Sibley / Birds of Oregon by Burrows & Gilligan