Population Estimate: 16-32K, Near Threatened
Range / Habitat: Breeds in Russia, Alaska and Canada primarily on inland freshwater lakes and ponds. Winters at sea mainly off the coasts of Norway and western Canada.
Field Notes: Typical loon shape and habits. Distinguishing feature is large, yellow, slightly upturned bill.
Personal Notes: A rare find in Fairbanks in a fairly small pond. This bird is not usually this far inland.