Common Loon
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Loons have long been considered by many North Americans as beautiful and special, symbolizing wilderness and solitude. Many cottage-goers, campers, and vacationers would feel their trip was incomplete without viewing a loon or listening to its haunting call. The Common Loon is the official bird of Ontario. On average the Loon weighs approximately 4 Kg (9 pounds), and has a wingspan of up to 1.2 meters (4 feet).