Strong, Paul V. “The Suitability of the Common Loon as an Indicator Species.” Jstor, United States Department of Agriculture, 1990.
In the article, “The Suitability of the Common Loon as an Indicator Species”(1990), Paul Strong discusses the suitability of the common loon an an indicator species and “discuss the limitations of population measurements commonly used to assess the status of loon populations and the quality of habitats”(Strong) implying that this species presence may or may not be ideal to help us determine the wellness of a habitat. These claims are supported with a variety of statistics derived from surveys and censuses conducted on loon populations. The authors purpose is to determine whether or not the loon is a good indicator species in waterbody systems, as they have few traits that categorize them as such. Strong had a very scientific tone throughout the article and is aiming for a more scholarly audience as opposed to casual information for the public.
Sidor, Inga F. “Loon Mortality in New England.” Semantics Scholar, Tufts University of Veterinary Medicine, 2000.
In the article, “Loon Mortality in New England” (2000), Inga Sidore discusses the causes of deaths among loons of all ages, from chick to adult and provides the likeliness of each cause for death for each age. These statistics are backed by examinations preformed on dead or moribund loons deemed unreleasable by the Wildlife Clinic at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. The authors purpose is to inform and shed light on the main causes of premature loon death in order to make readers aware of any anthropogenic factors the could possibly be prevented. Sidor’s article was written in a scientific fashion and aimed at the scientific community.
Tischler, Keren B. “Species Conservation Assessment for the Common Loon in the Upper Great Lakes.” FWS, USDA Forest Service, 2011.
In the article “Species Conservation Assessment for the Common Loon in the Upper Great Lakes”(2011), Tischler writes about that basic ecology and habits of the common loon species with each section going into great detail about their lifestyle. This data was gathered and compiled by the USDA Forest Service. Tischlers purpose is to demonstrate the potential threats to this species and how sensitive this species is to over utilization and inform readers of how we can properly observe this bird without disturbing it. The author is writing to a more general audience, using more simple terms and concepts than would be found in a scientific community aimed paper.
Evers, David. “Status Assessment and Conservation Plan for the Common Loon in North America.” Briloon, BioDiversity Research Institute, 2007.
In the article, “Status Assessment and Conservation Plan for the Common Loon in North America”(2007), David Eyers goes into great detail about the ecology of this species, also going into the direct anthropogenic threats facing them. This date was gathered by the BioDiversity Research Institute over the coarse of many years of observation of populations. Evers purpose is to address the ecology and lifestyle of this species while drawing attention to threats they face in order to shed light on how we can potentially reverse they’re falling populations. The author is addressing a scientific audience, citing other scientists and statistics to support claims made.
Borden, Sally E. “Vermont Common Loon Recovery Plan.” Vermont Fish and Wildlife, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, 1998.
In the article, “Vermont Common Loon Recovery Plan”(1998) Sally Borden discusses strategies for recovery for the common loon, giving multiple recommended actions to achieve recovery goals. This data was gathered by the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department in order to develop a successful plan to increase the population of this species. Borden’s purpose in this article is to address what main threats face the common loon while also giving readers insight on its habits. The author is addressing a general audience by defining scientific terms used to help the reader gain a better understanding and appreciation for scientific reading.