Since watching robo-whimbrels took a sudden morbid turn, let’s follow migrating loons! The U.S. Geological Survey Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC) is tracking the migrations of  Common Loons sporting satellite transmitters. USGS scientists are in it for the avian botulism data, but you’ll love their cool website complete with animations of where each loon ends its day. Maybe we should bet on some of these birds?

Written by Mike
Mike is a leading authority in the field of standardized test preparation, but he's also a traveler who fully expects to see every bird in the world. Besides founding 10,000 Birds in 2003, Mike has also created a number of other entertaining but now extirpated nature blog resources, particularly the Nature Blog Network and I and the Bird.