Attention loon lovers and watchers! The New York Annual Loon Census is coming up. This is a great opportunity for Adirondack residents and visitors to contribute to the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation’s ongoing research on Common Loons.
Census observers are needed for the 23nd Annual NY Loon Census on Saturday, July 15 from 8-9a.m. to help determine the abundance of loons in New York during the 2023 breeding season. To participate, please sign up for a lake in advance at www.adkloon.org/ny-loon-census to help minimize duplicate observations.
“We are thrilled to have hundreds of people join us annually for this valuable community-science study,” said Dr. Nina Schoch, Executive Director of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation. “Their observations contribute essential information for our ongoing study to monitor the status and trends in New York’s loon population over time.”
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.
The Adirondack Loon Center is now developing new exhibits and a photo mural based on the theme of “A Year in the Life of a Loon”. Loon Center visitors are invited to participate in a survey to guide the design of its exhibit on loon courtship and nesting. To sponsor a photo for the mural or an educational exhibit, contact Susan Harry, the Center’s Philanthropy Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.