Loons: Treasured Symbols of the North is a perfect book for those who live in loon country and want a better understanding of the birds with which they live as well as for those who visit loon country and are eager to interpret their wilderness experience. The book is also for those who may never see a loon but want these birds to survive because they unfailingly fuel the human imagination and spirit.
Acclaimed wildlife photographer, naturalist, and best-selling author Wayne Lynch offers the reader a work of scintillating science and stunning beauty as he focuses on the five species of loons — the red-throated loon, the look-alike Pacific and Arctic loons, the familiar neck-laced common loon and the yellow-billed loon, the largest and rarest member of the family. Like no other book before, Lynch presents a comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand, text, coupled with breathtaking photographs that explore and compare the haunts, habits, and hardships of this charismatic group of handsome water birds. Once again, he has produced a book that is “a magical combination of words and images”.