Saranac Lake, NY – Attention loon watchers! The New York Annual Loon Census is a great opportunity for Adirondack residents and visitors to participate in the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation’s ongoing research on Common Loons.
Census observers are needed for the 22nd Annual NY Loon Census on Saturday, July 16 from 8 to 9 a.m. to help determine the abundance of loons in New York during the 2022 breeding season. To participate, please sign up for a lake in advance at www.adkloon.org/ny-loon-census to help minimize duplicate observations.
“Hundreds of observers contribute annually to this valuable citizen-science study,” said Dr. Nina Schoch, Executive Director of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation. “The results from their observations enable us to monitor the status and trends in New York’s loon population over time. We are also excited to welcome visitors to the Adirondack Loon Center this summer to learn about our many new projects to protect loons and our upcoming educational exhibits.”
Results of the NY Loon Census indicate that the New York loon population has been slowly increasing over the last two decades. Annual results of the NY Loon Census are available at www.adkloon.org/ny-annual-loon-census-results.
Additionally, the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation invites everyone to attend an Open House at its Adirondack Loon Center on July 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 75 Main St., Saranac Lake.
The Loon Center has many changes in the works this summer, including adding a beautiful mural to the exterior of Center, creating an indoor mural of stunning loon photographs depicting “A Year in the Life of a Loon,” and designing educational exhibits corresponding to the seasons in the photo mural. To help sponsor one of the murals or an educational exhibit, contact Susan Harry, the Center’s Philanthropy Director, at [email protected].
The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation is a 501(c)3 non-profit that conducts scientific research and engaging educational programming to inspire passion for and promote the conservation of Adirondack loons as an environmental sentinel.
To learn more about the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation, visit www.adkloon.org or www.facebook.com/adkloon, or contact the Adirondack Loon Center at [email protected] or (518) 354-8636. The Adirondack Loon Center at 75 Main in Saranac Lake is open from 10am-5pm every day.
The July 16th Loon Center Open House is generously supported by Explore Adirondack Frontier.
Photo at top provided by Jennifer Denny, Communications Coordinator for the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation.