Port Canaveral Environmental Facilities Rescue Common Loon
By Space Coast Daily // February 27, 2016
Loons migrate south during the winter
BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Kudos to the Port’s Environmental and Facilities teams who gave a helping hand to one of our feathered visitors, who overdid it on his vacation.
The Port’s Environmental Team quickly responded to a call that came from the CPA facilities staff indicating that there was an injured bird at the Ketcham Park boat ramp.
The bird, a Common Loon, was transported to the Florida Wildlife Hospital in Palm Shores, the only such facility for wildlife in the county.
The hospital staff believes the bird is suffering from exhaustion and said they expect it to make a full recovery and be released.
Loons migrate south during the winter. Their unmistakable call occasionally can be heard in late morning or early evening, just before spring migration.
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