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

2020 Loon Census

July 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am EDT
New Hampshire NH United States + Google Map

Saturday, July 18th 2020 Each year, LPC hosts an annual Loon Census to monitor New Hampshire's loons and their progress on lakes throughout the state. The invaluable data gathered from census observations are used as: a mid-season check on productivity, a mechanism for discovering unknown birds in each territory, a means to track movement of loons and define relationships between neighboring pairs, and a community based tool for generating interest and involvement in loons. To submit Census data, please use…

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Summer Nature Talk Series – Amazing Amphibians

July 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Live on YouTube: youtube.com/user/looncenter

How much do you know about the incredible world of amphibians? Join Angie Wilson Krysiak for a presentation in which we'll learn about the fascinating life cycles of NH's native frogs and how to identify them by sight and sound. Find out how you can help with citizen science on amphibian migration nights, and meet some live frogs. Tune in at 7 PM EDT at youtube.com/user/looncenter. About the Presenter Angie Wilson Krysiak is an Energy Educator at the New Hampshire…

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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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Squam Lake Loon Cruise—August 7

August 7, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Squam Lake Natural Science Center, 23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
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Join LPC Squam Lakes Biologist Tiffany Grade and a naturalist from the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center as they share the latest news about loon conservation, biology, and monitoring, all while observing common loons! The cruise route maximizes the likelihood of loon observations and changes weekly. To purchase tickets, please visit nhnature.org.

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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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Squam Lake Loon Cruise—August 14

August 14, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Squam Lake Natural Science Center, 23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
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Join LPC Squam Lakes Biologist Tiffany Grade and a naturalist from the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center as they share the latest news about loon conservation, biology, and monitoring, all while observing common loons! The cruise route maximizes the likelihood of loon observations and changes weekly. To purchase tickets, please visit nhnature.org.

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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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Squam Lake Loon Cruise—August 21

August 21, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Squam Lake Natural Science Center, 23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
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Join LPC Squam Lakes Biologist Tiffany Grade and a naturalist from the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center as they share the latest news about loon conservation, biology, and monitoring, all while observing common loons! The cruise route maximizes the likelihood of loon observations and changes weekly. To purchase tickets, please visit nhnature.org.

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Squam Lake Loon Cruise—August 28

August 28, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Squam Lake Natural Science Center, 23 Science Center Road
Holderness, NH 03245 United States
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Join LPC Squam Lakes Biologist Tiffany Grade and a naturalist from the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center as they share the latest news about loon conservation, biology, and monitoring, all while observing common loons! The cruise route maximizes the likelihood of loon observations and changes weekly. To purchase tickets, please visit nhnature.org.

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September 2020

Loon Center Rennovation

September 13, 2020 - April 1, 2021
New Hampshire NH United States + Google Map

Until Spring 2021, the Loon Center is closed for renovation.

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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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June 2021

Malaria in Common Loons

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

n 2015, a loon from Lake Umbagog in New Hampshire became the first ever loon documented to have died from avian malaria. In the years since, a handful of other loons in New England have died from malaria. Previous studies over thirty years had showed Common Loons to be free of malaria parasite infection. The threat of this newly emerging disease, malaria, in Common Loons is being studied by Dr. Ellen Martinsen and her students at the University of Vermont.…

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July 2021

Summer Nature Talk: Loon Nest Cam—Through the Lens

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

The LPC Live Loon Nest Cam is now in its 8th season. It’s come a long way in that time & now has seen viewers from all 50 states & 201 countries. Bill Gassman, LPC’s volunteer Loon Cam Operator & Guru, has been a large part of this success. Join us as he shares some of the most interesting things we have seen & learned through the camera, as well as behind-the-scenes detail about how the camera works & the…

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Summer Nature Talk: Ospreys of the NH Lakes Region

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

2021 marks 25 years since Ospreys returned to nest in the Lakes Region. Now about 16-18 pairs nest in the region, & over the quarter century, Iain MacLeod has watched more than 340 chicks fledge from local nests. Iain will discuss finding new nests in remote beaver ponds & installing nesting platforms to entice new pairs to settle. He will also share some of what he has learned from satellite tagging over a dozen NH Ospreys & following their journeys…

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2021 Loon Census

July 17 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am EDT
New Hampshire NH United States + Google Map

Saturday, July 17th 2021 Each year, LPC hosts an annual Loon Census to monitor New Hampshire's loons and their progress on lakes throughout the state. The invaluable data gathered from census observations are used as: a mid-season check on productivity, a mechanism for discovering unknown birds in each territory, a means to track movement of loons and define relationships between neighboring pairs, and a community based tool for generating interest and involvement in loons. For methods of submitting census data,…

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Summer Nature Talk: Wildlife of the White Mountains

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Live on YouTube: youtube.com/user/looncenter

This illustrated program features the natural history of many of our iconic species such as black bear, moose, snowshoe hare, bobcat, & American marten. LPC trustee Dave Govatski will introduce us to insects, reptiles, amphibians, & birds that make our mountains their home. He will discuss trends in wildlife populations, such as range expansion and contraction, & provide tips on where and when to see wildlife.

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Summer Nature Talk: Geology of the Lakes Region

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Live on YouTube: youtube.com/user/looncenter

This talk will focus on geologic features of the New Hampshire Lakes Region. In this talk, Jim Vernon will summarize millions of years of geologic history, from mountain building, to ancient volcanoes & seas, to ice ages that led to the landscape we see today.

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