Saturday, November 4, 2023

Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation to offer monthly Loon Zoom presentations, Nov. to April

Loon gliding across a lake

Saranac Lake, NY – The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation (ACLC) is providing monthly online “Loon Zoom” presentations about loon behavior, research, conservation, and ecology. Six presentations will be offered at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month from November to April.

“We are excited to offer these fascinating online presentations over the winter so we can learn about loon ecology and conservation outside the Adirondacks while the birds are wintering elsewhere,” said Dr. Nina Schoch, Executive Director of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation.

The presentations will include:

11/9/23: Loons of the World: Renowned wildlife photographer, Dr. Wayne Lynch, will provide a fascinating overview of his experiences encountering all five species of loons in the Arctic.

12/14/23: Conservation Through the Lives of Adirondack Loons: Dr. Nina Schoch will lead an intriguing discussion about loon ecology and conservation. She will cover the activities of loons throughout a year, including migration, courtship, nesting, raising a family, and fall congregation.

1/11/24: 25 Years of Loon Conservation: Lucas Savoy, Director of Biodiversity Research Institute’s Loon Program, will discuss his career of studying the impacts of emerging threats, such as environmental contaminants, disease, oils spills, and climate change, to loons. BRI’s research has also provided insight into loon ecology, such as loon migratory pathways.

2/8/23: There and Back Again: A Loon’s Tale: Join Natasha Bartolotta, Stewardship and Outreach Manager for the National Loon Center in MN, for her interesting discussion of threats affecting loons in the Mississippi Flyway.

3/21/23: Loons of Alaska: Tamara Zeller, of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will talk about the genetics of Alaska’s loons and the impact of environmental contaminants to Alaska’s loon populations.

4/11/23: Adirondack Loon Research and Conservation: ACLC’s own Research Biologist, Griffin Archambault, will provide an overview of the ACLC’s long-time research, management, and education programs. Join Griffin in learning how to become involved with the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation.

To learn more, and to register for one or more Loon Zooms, visit The cost is $10/presentation or all 6 for $50 (free for ACLC donors). Pre-registration is required to receive an email invitation to the Loon Zoom meetings. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended.


The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation is a 501(c)3 non-profit that conducts scientific research and engaging educational programming to promote and inspire passion for the conservation of Common Loons in and beyond New York’s Adirondack Park.


To learn more about the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation visit or, or contact the Center at or (518) 354-8636. The Adirondack Loon Center is located at 75 Main St. in Saranac Lake is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.


Photo at top provided by Dr. Nina Schoch, Executive Director of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation.

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One Response

  1. Jeannine says:

    Loons are wonderful!! They are living and breathing & deserve to be on any lake. I do not believe ‘they will be gone’. Yes thety eat fish. Why Boreous do you feel they will be gone? People need to understand you have to live in harmony with nature. They are fantastic & definately not annoying. They are wonderful!

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