The Common Loon Gavia immer is a typical waterbird of the northern hemisphere. We present the first record of the the Common Loon in El Salvador and Central America. The species was recorded on December 03, 2017 in the Barra de Santiago mangrove, a Ramsar site called Complejo Barra de Santiago, the largest and best-preserved wetland in western El Salvador. The record is 810 km from the southernmost preliminar datum known from Mexico. The importance of report accidental species in regions where they are not typically found helps us to better understand the dynamics of their distributions in time and space, as well as the possible reasons for the new distribution such as climatic effects, among others.
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Medina-Zeledón, Kevin; Hernández, Adrian Alberto Ruíz; Martínez, Erick Mauricio Morán; and Pineda, Luis
"El Colimbo Mayor Gavia immer un ave acuática nueva para El Salvador y Centroamérica / The Common Loon Gavia immer a New Waterbird Species in El Salvador and Central America,"
Revista Venezolana de Ornitología: Vol. 11
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.usf.edu/rvo/vol11/iss1/4