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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July 2020

Summer Nature Talk Series – Common Loons: Past, Present, and Future

July 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Live on YouTube: youtube.com/user/looncenter

Today we consider that common loons embody everything in nature that is wild, free, and beautiful. People did not always feel this way. In this presentation, Dr. Mark Pokras will discuss the history of human/loon interactions, scientific research, the origins of the modern loon conservation movement, current loon population trends and research, and challenges loons will face in the future. Tune in at youtube.com/user/looncenter   About the Speaker Dr. Mark Pokras is an emeritus professor at the Cummings School of…

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Summer Nature Talk Series – Loon Nest Cam: Through the Lens

July 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Live on YouTube: youtube.com/user/looncenter

The LPC Live Loon Nest Cam is now in its seventh season. It has come a long way in that time and now has viewers from all 50 states and 201 countries. Bill Gassman, LPC's Loon Cam Operator and Guru, has been a large part of this success. Join him for a behind the scenes look at how the camera works, the logistics of getting it up and running, and some of the most interesting things we've seen and learned…

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August 2020

Summer Nature Talk Series: Peregrine Falcon Recovery in New Hampshire

August 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Live on YouTube: youtube.com/user/looncenter

In this presentation, NH Audubon raptor biologist Chris Martin will review decades of effort to restore Peregrine Falcons in New Hampshire and describe the management and partnerships that have helped these aerial predators. Tune in at 7 PM EDT at youtube.com/user/looncenter About the Presenter Chris Martin has been a raptor biologist for NH Audubon for more than 28 years. His work focuses on recovery of the state's endangered and threatened raptors in close collaboration with NH Fish & Game. He…

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Summer Nature Talk Series: Canaries in the Coalmine: Bird Population Declines in New Hampshire

August 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Live on YouTube: youtube.com/user/looncenter

In this presentation, Iain MacLeod will discuss population trends in New Hampshire bird species. Within the state, many familiar songbirds (towhees, thrashers, wood thrushes, white-throated sparrows) are vanishing, while other birds like ravens, wild turkey, and pileated woodpecker are increasing. What is driving these population changes, and are there ways to mitigate or reverse the trend? Tune in to hear the discussion at youtube.com/user/looncenter About the Presenter Iain MacLeod is Executive Director of the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. He…

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LPC Annual Meeting and State of the Loon Presentation

August 20, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Live on YouTube: youtube.com/user/looncenter

Due to Covid-19 concerns, the Loon Preservation Committee's 2020 Annual Meeting will be hosted via Zoom. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM and will last for approximately 30 minutes. To attend the Annual Meeting, use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82448830429.  Immediately following the Annual Meeting, our final Thursday Night Nature Talk of 2020 will begin. Wildlife photographer John Rockwood will share photos and videos of local loon families from two lakes in southern New Hampshire. After John's presentation, LPC's Senior…

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February 2021

An Introduction to the Common Loon and the Work of the Loon Preservation Committee

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Live on YouTube: youtube.com/user/looncenter

A visit to a New Hampshire lake would not be complete without hearing the haunting call of the loon. Loons are a beloved fixture on our lakes, and many people enjoy watching them as they raise their young. However, the breeding season can be a vulnerable time for loons—they face many threats while on our lakes. This presentation, given jointly by LPC Executive Director Harry Vogel and LPC Volunteer and Outreach Biologist, Caroline Hughes, will focus on the biology, life…

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March 2021

Winter/Spring Loon Presentation Series: Lead Fishing Tackle and New Hampshire’s Loon Population

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Live on YouTube: youtube.com/user/looncenter

Lead poisoning from the ingestion of fishing tackle is the leading cause of documented loon mortality in New Hampshire. Join the Loon Preservation Committee's Squam Lakes Biologist, Tiffany Grade, for a discussion of lead fishing tackle mortality in NH, why it is such a threat to New Hampshire’s loon population, and what LPC is doing to solve the problem. This is the second presentation in our Winter/Spring Loon Presentation Series. This talk is open to all, free of admission. No…

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April 2021

Winter/Spring Loon Presentation Series: Contaminants in New Hampshire’s Loons

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Live on YouTube: youtube.com/user/looncenter

  Chemical contaminants can negatively impact avian survival and reproductive success. As part of our work to restore New Hampshire's threatened common loon population, LPC regularly test loon eggs for contaminant levels. In this presentation, LPC's Squam Lakes Biologist, Tiffany Grade, will discuss LPC's research on contaminants in loons across New Hampshire and the next steps in LPC's research and efforts to protect loons from this statewide threat.   This is the third presentation in our Winter/Spring Loon Presentation Series.…

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