2020 Loon Census

  • Lone Loon Photo by Sandy Adams
  • Chase Miller and family, the lucky winners of a John Miller III handcrafted loon  paddle. All participants in TILT’s annual loon census are eligible to win.
  • Counting loons from a kayak near Calumet Island. Photo by Dennis McCarthy.

Thank you to all who participated in the 2020 Annual Loon Census on Saturday, July 18th. We had a record of nearly 80 sign-ups and 50 volunteers that returned completed data forms - wow! We spotted 39 loons in the region (see the map below)

These yearly efforts truly make a difference for New York’s Common Loons. Each observation is incredibly valuable; even if you didn’t spot a loon, your participation still provides important data!

Completed census forms were sent to our partners at the Adirondack Center For Loon Conservation, who draw on these annual 2020 Loon Census censuses to make management recommendations and better direct their efforts to restoring loon populations in the region.

Congratulations to the winner of this year’s loon paddle, Chase Miller! Many thanks to John Miller III for painting and donating this absolutely beautiful piece, along with the one-of-a-kind hand-carved stand.

We hope you will consider joining us in next year’s Annual Loon Census on Saturday, July 17th from 8-9am! In the meantime, get outside and enjoy our trails and the beautiful River that we, and the Common Loons, call home.

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