Red-throated Loon (Diver)
This streamlined bird is an underwater specialist, also known as the "Diver"
Our Expert Says… "These are quite a shy species, and often they will lie low in the water which can make them difficult to spot, but as guides, we can usually help you to get a good encounter. When the chicks are very small and first leave the nest, they can often be seen taking a ride on the parents' backs!"
Red-throated loons (known as red-throated divers in the UK) are arctic-breeding water birds, the smallest in the loon family. It is named for the highly distinctive red patch it develops on its throat feathers during the breeding season.
Pictures of Red-throated Loon (Diver)
Our trips to spot the Red-throated Loon (Diver)