The Red-throated Loon is the smallest and most slender of the loons. It has a thin bill that points slightly upward. In breeding plumage, it has a blackish-brown back, a gray head and neck, and a deep red throat. In non-breeding plumage, it has a gray back speckled with white, giving the bird an overall light gray appearance. The throat and face are white, with the white on the face extending above the eyes; the crown of the head is dark. Juveniles are brownish-gray. Under-parts are white in all plumages.

First Sighting of Year

Thursday, January 1, 2015 2€“32 McKenney Point Rd Cape Elizabeth ME United States
Saturday, April 9, 2016 1€“111 Ratcliff Rd Westport Island ME United States
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 83€“199 Cushman Point Rd Wiscasset ME United States
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Wiscasset ME United States
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