It's migration season for Loons. We often get calls about "a bird on the beach with broken legs." Loons have legs set very far back on their bodies and while incredible swimmers, they struggle to move about on land. Walking is more of a process of pushing their bodies along the ground. Grebes and Gannets are very similar to loons in this regard. Preferring to migrate at night, all three of these birds can sometimes mistake roads and parking lots for a body of water and when they land are injured or at the very least, stranded.