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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August 2021

Gray Ghosts and Old Fence Posts: Searching for Northern Harriers

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Live on YouTube: youtube.com/user/looncenter

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.

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Summer Nature Talk: Wondrous and Strange Loons

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Live on YouTube: youtube.com/user/looncenter

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.

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Summer Nature Talk: Loon Lessons: Uncommon Encounters with the Great Northern Diver

August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Live on YouTube: youtube.com/user/looncenter

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.

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Summer Nature Talk: The State of the Loon—LPC’s End of Season Report

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Live on YouTube: youtube.com/user/looncenter

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.

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