Like to watch loons?
Join the Adirondack Loon Conservation Program's Annual Loon Census, Saturday July 19th
By late April, there were several reports of loons back on their lakes as soon as the ice let out. In early June, many loons were seen on nests. And there were reports of chicks hatching the first weekend of June. The Adirondack Loon Conservation Program looks forward to hearing about many chicks begging from their parents on the Census Day, July 19th.
The Annual Loon Census provides valuable data for the Loon Program to follow trends in New York’s summer loon population over time. Hundreds of residents and visitors throughout New York assist them each year by looking for loons on their favorite lake or river.
WANT TO HELP? SIGN UP FOR A CENSUS LAKE!
A list of assigned lakes is posted to the Loon Program’s website and will be updated regularly throughout July. Please check the website to find out which lakes have already been assigned. If a lake is not already assigned, it is available for you to survey.
To prevent duplicate observations, all census observers should contact the Loon Program to sign up for a lake. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 518- 891-8872 x107. (If leaving a message, please include: your name, e-mail or phone number and address, the name of the lake you want to survey and the Township and County where the pond is located). Census forms will be sent by e-mail and mail to all observers who sign up for a lake by July 5th.
Learn more and download a 2008 Census Form at www.wcs.org/adirondacklooncensus
Photos provided by and taken by Nina Schoch of the WCS Adirondack Loon Conservation Program.
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Adirondack Loon Conservation Program is dedicated to improving the
health of the environment, particularly through research and education efforts focusing on the Common Loon and regional conservation issues affecting wildlife and their habitats.
The Loon Program is a project of WCS’ Adirondack Program, which promotes healthy human communities and wildlife conservation in the Adirondack Park through an information-based, collaborative approach to research, community involvement, and outreach.
Learn more about the Adirondack Loon Conservation Program at www.wcs.org/adirondackloons.
WCS’ Adirondack Loon
7 Brandy Brook Ave., Suite 204
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
(518) 891-8872 x107