While they are most often associated with eastern states like Maine, the common loon can also be spotted in Utah.
Ron Stewart, an outreach specialist with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR), has been watching the bird with the eerie call for decades on reservoirs in northeastern Utah.
"A migratory population of loons passes through the Uinta Basin every spring," Stewart said in a news release. "They've been fairly consistent, arriving just after ice-off."
More than 200 loons have been seen on different reservoirs in the basin on a single day. Steinaker Reservoir seems to be a hot spot, with more than 60 loons sometimes simultaneously spotted there.