IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)


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White-billed divers, also known as yellow-billed loons, are found in northwestern North America and in northern Eurasia. Their breeding range includes the northern parts of Russia, Canada, and Alaska. White-billed divers are densely populated in the Alaskan petroleum factory regions extending from the Coleville River west to Wainwright, AK. Their winter range includes northern coastal regions of the Pacific Ocean. This includes the west coast of the United States and Canada, the northern coast of Finland, and sometimes coastal areas of Japan and China as well. However, their summer range has expanded and they are now also found in large lakes or reservoirs in many US states including Nevada, Arkansas, Montana, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Illinois, west Texas, Colorado and Washington. They have been found as far south as central Mexico.

Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Native ); palearctic (Native ); arctic ocean (Native ); pacific ocean (Introduced )

Other Geographic Terms: holarctic


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