The common loon travels with me almost everywhere that I go. The license plate on my car, which I pay an extra fee each year to help support wildlife in Minnesota, features the Minnesota State Bird which is the common loon. It is not unusual to find nesting loons on many of the lakes in Minnesota, especially the lakes in the northern parts of the state. Loons are sometimes difficult to spot because they're heavier then most birds, they do not have hollow bones like other birds, so they usually sit lower in the water. Fortunately they are easy to identify by their call, which is one of the most unique in the bird world.