This order consists of large aquatic birds known as loons. In Canada their dollar has a loon on it and they call their 'bucks' (1 dollar), 'loonies'.


Family Common name Total number
Gaviidae Loons 5

List of Loon Species

Gavia adamsii (white-billed diver;yellow-billed diver)
Gavia arctica (black-throated diver;arctic loon)
Gavia immer (common loon;great northern diver)
Gavia pacifica (Pacific loon;diver)
Gavia stellata (red-throated diver;loon)

Links to Gaviiformes resources

Wikipidea defines a loon
Description 1 (EcoWiki)
Description 2 (

text by Rob Nelson




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