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 for the loon families. Thank you!

In case you missed it last week, LPC Executive Director Harry Vogel’s end-of-season presentation is available on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/LoonCenter. Find out what the 2020 season was like for New Hampshire’s loons!

Don’t forget to clean the lead out the old tackle boxes in the garage or boathouse, and spread the word to your friends and neighbors to do the same! Since 1989, lead fishing tackle ingestion has been responsible for 44% of the documented mortalities of adult loons in New Hampshire. Please help protect loons and other wildlife by having only non-lead tackle in your boxes. As part of LPC’s Lead Tackle Buyback Program, you can turn in old lead tackle in return for a $10 voucher at Squam Boat Livery. For more information or to see a list of other participating tackle shops around the state, please visit www.loonsafe.org.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, reports, or concerns about Squam’s loons, and please report any sick, injured, or dead loons to Loon Preservation Committee at (603) 476-5666.