It’s nearly here! This year marks the 35th year that volunteers have been participating in annual Maine Loon Count. For three-and-a-half decades, dedicated volunteers have fanned out across the state to contribute to this important data-gathering event.
This year, the loon project is proud to have a hearty crop of over 1,400 volunteers — more than 50 of whom have counted loons for 25 years or more! If you’d like to join us, it’s not too late: Learn more on our Annual Loon Count page and send me an email to get set up.
There are other ways you can participate in the celebration of this noteworthy anniversary, too:
- Attend one of my upcoming talks on “What Have the Loons Told Us? 35 Years of Maine Audubon’s Loon Count.”
- Review our new guide to Maine’s Common Loon (PDF) to learn more about these amazing birds and how we can all help them and conserve their habitat.
- Pick up a special edition Common Loon t-shirt (order online or visit our Nature Store)!
- Watch this outstanding video profile of one of our longstanding loon counters, Don Atkinson:
Participants in this year’s count will also receive a special certificate of recognition and a sticker commemorating this important milestone (designed by our friend and talented artist Jada Fitch).
Thank you for your support!