News & Notes

Interactive Loon Count Map

Friday, June 1st, 2012
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For 27 years, volunteers across the state have been rising early on “Loon Count Day” (always the third Saturday in July) and counting all the loons they can find on their assigned lake or pond from 7:00 to 7:30 a.m.  Now, all that count data is available to the public on an interactive map.  Click on any dark blue lake to see the results for that lake, or search by town to locate a lake near you.  Results for each year of the count for the whole state, including the 2011 count, can also be found at the bottom of the Maine Loon Project home page.  To sign up for the 2012 loon count, on July 21st, please e-mail Susan Gallo, [email protected] with the town, lake, or general area where you’d be willing to count.