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Squam Lakes Loon News—August 25, 2020

Just a quick note to let you know that the 8 chicks on Squam Lake and 2 chicks on Little Squam are continuing to do well! As the chicks get older, the families are moving around quite a bit–please remind your friends, neighbors, and other lake users to boat carefully and keep an eye open […]

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Squam Lakes Loon News—August 13, 2020

Great news, we have a new chick on the lake! One of the two nests I mentioned as being still active in my last newsletter hatched one chick and it is now growing fast! The other chicks on both Squam and Little Squam are also still thriving, and the chicks that hatched the earliest this […]

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Squam Lakes Loon News—July 15 2020

I’m happy to report that the loon families are continuing to thrive on the Squam Lakes —- and we have some new additions! In the past 10 days, we had three more loon chicks hatch from two families on Squam. Sadly, one of those chicks died immediately after hatching and never left the nest, but […]

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Squam Lakes Loon News— July 3, 2020

The past week has been a rollercoaster of a time for the loons of the Squam Lakes, filled with wonderful highs and terrible lows. Let’s start with the (very!) good news: We had an unbelievable 8 chicks hatch on the Squam Lakes since last Thursday!!! Little Squam started off the roll with 2 chicks hatching, […]

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Squam Lakes Loon Update

It’s been another very busy week on the Squam Lakes, with 5 more loon pairs going on the nest on Squam!  Unfortunately, 2 of those nests failed within days of the nests being initiated (both appeared to be predation by a mammal), but we still have 7 (yes, 7!!) active nests on Squam Lake and […]

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The 2020 Squam Lakes Loon Season has begun!

Welcome to the 2020 Squam loon season!  I hope you are all staying safe and well. Loon pairs have been busy settling in on their territories, and some pairs have gotten right down to business!  In fact, the past week has been a flurry of activity as pair after pair have gone on their nests!  […]

Frequently-asked Questions About the Decline of Squam’s Loons

Frequently-asked Questions About the Decline of Squam’s Loons Could these contaminants be coming from the ocean, rather than from Squam? LPC’s data indicates that ocean contaminants and pathogens, while present, are unlikely to be the driving force behind the decline of loons on Squam. Data from banding done by LPC and the Biodiversity Research Institute […]