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Loons in Southwest Michigan!

Sooo, what are you supposed to do with stranded waterbirds? Do you know? Loons and grebes can accidentally land on roads, parking lots, and other reflective surfaces (usually at night), because they mistake them for open water. These birds can't get back into the air, nor walk on land, and quickly starve to death or get attacked or run over. If you find one of these birds, the best solution is to immediately contact a wildlife rehabilitator who can check the health of the bird and return it to open water as soon as possible.

A complete list of Michigan's licensed rehabilitators can be found here: (Photo courtesy of Donna Milovic Cullen, taken yesterday in Flat Rock, MI)

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