Distribution of Wintering Loons in the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Jodice, P., G., R. Technical Report Proceedings form the 1992 American Loon Conference, 1993.
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Florida’s coasts represent one of the most important wintering areas for Common Loons in the U.S. However, very little is known about winter distribution, density, or population trends. The Bureau of Nongame Wildlife, Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, conducted a pilot survey for Common Loons wintering along inshore waters of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico during 1991 – 92. Aerial surveys of 1,828 km of transects resulted in sighting 862 loons in 437 flocks. A pooled density estimate from all transect flights was 1.94 loons/km2. Most observations (90.1%) were of single loons, although larger groups (maximum = 200 loons) were observed. Unadjusted counts of loons were greatest in the Apalachee Bay area, a rich estuarine habitat and one of the least polluted coastal areas in the continental U.S. Details of a state-wide Gulf Coast survey for 1992 – 93 are also discussed.
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 abstract = {Florida’s coasts represent one of the most important wintering areas for Common Loons in the U.S. However, very little is known about winter distribution, density, or population trends. The Bureau of Nongame Wildlife, Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, conducted a pilot survey for Common Loons wintering along inshore waters of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico during 1991 – 92. Aerial surveys of 1,828 km of transects resulted in sighting 862 loons in 437 flocks. A pooled density estimate from all transect flights was 1.94 loons/km2. Most observations (90.1%) were of single loons, although larger groups (maximum = 200 loons) were observed. Unadjusted counts of loons were greatest in the Apalachee Bay area, a rich estuarine habitat and one of the least polluted coastal areas in the continental U.S. Details of a state-wide Gulf Coast survey for 1992 – 93 are also discussed.},
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