In an ongoing effort to educate the public about loons, we host a number of fun and informative events through the year, for example, talks, cruises, festivals, and fundraisers.
Please note: Due to Covid-19, scheduled events may not occur or be held online. We will be updating information as we get it.
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Sometimes called marsh hawks, state-endangered Northern Harriers hover & glide low over open fields & marshes while hunting voles, snakes, and frogs. Their low buoyant flight, upswept wings, & white rump patch are very distinctive. For more than three decades, NH Audubon raptor biologist Chris Martin has recruited, trained, & supervised an enthusiastic corps of volunteer field observers who monitor state endangered & threatened birds of prey.Find out more »
Over the last 100+ years there’s been an amazing amount of research on Common Loons. But, nearly all of it has been looking at loons from the outside—studying their behavior, migrations, & vocalizations. Tonight, Dr. Mark Pokras will discuss how little is known about Common Loons from the inside—their anatomy & physiology—& describe some of the research challenges for the future.Find out more »
Jim Paruk is a Professor of Biology at St. Joseph’s College, in Maine, & has been studying Common Loons across North America for the past 28 years. His recent book, Loon Lessons: Uncommon Encounters with the Great Northern Diver (University of Minnesota Press), that takes an evolutionary approach to understanding their behavior & life history strategy.Find out more »
Starting at 7 PM, Wildlife photographer John Rockwood will share photos & video of local loon families from two southern NH lakes, from arrival through August. At 7:30, LPC Senior Biologist/Executive Director, Harry Vogel, will present trends in New Hampshire’s loon population & preliminary statistics on how loons fared in NH this year.Find out more »