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Red-throated Loon


Photo by Ken Nanney

Red-throated Loon - Dallas Co., November 9, 2014



Photo by Martin Reid

Red-throated Loon - Lake Benbrook, Tarrant Co., February 23, 2004


Photo by Matt White

Red-throated Loon - Though rare, Red-throated Loons have appeared annually in North-Central Texas in recent years, particularly on the region's larger reservoirs such as Lake Texoma and Lake Tawakoni. They sometimes over-winter among the Common Loons. They are most common in the winter months, though there are records from the entire window of October through March. This individual was at Lake Tawakoni in March 1998.


Reviewed records by the TBRC for North-central Texas since 1988

Red-throated Loon - Two were  photographed on Lake Texoma, Grayson during their stay 20 December 1991 & 24 February - 14 March 1992 (HG, MP; 1992-42,  TPRF #1103). 

Red-throated Loon - Two were on Lake Tawakoni, Rains from  31 January - 7 February 1993 (MWh, RK; 1993-29).

Red-throated Loon - Up to three were photographed on Lake Texoma, Grayson during their  stay 8 January - 14 March 1993 (HG; 1993-81, TPRF #1122)

Red-throated Loon - One was on Lake Tawakoni, Rains from 26 December 1994 - 6 January 1995 (KN, MW, GL, J&BR; 1995-2).

Red-throated Loon - One was at Lake Tawakoni, Rains, from 16December 1995 - 23 January 1996 (RR, M&KW;1995-60).

Red-throated Loon - One at Lake Tawakoni, Rains, on 27 February 1994 (RK; 1994-141).

Red-throated Loon - One at Lake Tawakoni, Rains, from 1 January - 14 March 1998 (RR, MW; 1998-19; TPRF 1564)

Red-throated Loon - One at Hagerman NWR, Grayson, from 7-8 November 1997 (G&LS, CCo; 1997-172).

Red-throated Loon - One at Lake Benbrook, Tarrant, from 17-20 November 1999 (PHo, MR, BFr, GL; 1999-98; TPRF 1854).

Red-throated Loon - One at Lake Texoma, Grayson, from 11 January to 22 February 2000 (WM, EW; 2000-13).

Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) (47). One at Lake Tawakoni, Rains, on 3 February 2001 (MI, BG; 2001-46).

Red-throated Loon was removed from the Review List on 17 August 2002.




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