Join VCE’s LoonWatch on July 18


Here’s your chance to visit a lake or pond during one of the year’s most important days for Common Loon conservation in Vermont: LoonWatch. On Saturday, July 18, volunteers will take to Vermont waters to count loons starting at 8 a.m. Surveys on most lakes require a boat of some kind, but a few can be surveyed from shore (look for one of the smaller lakes or ponds on the list below). Volunteers will report their survey results on Vermont eBird.

Below is a list of lake survey opportunities (organized by region). You can also download the lake list as a one-page PDF.

If you can join us to visit a lake (or two), contact VCE loon biologist Eric Hanson by email or by phone at (802) 586-8064. Here’s more information on LoonWatch.

2015 LoonWatch Opportunities



Size (acres)

Key to Regions

Fairfield cha-n 446 ec = East Central
Iroquois cha-n 243 cha-n = Champlain Valley North
Abenaki ec 44 gm-s = Green Mountains South
Mill (Windsor) ec 77 nc = North Central
Minards ec 46 nek = Northeast Kingdom
Norford ec 21 wc = West Central
North Springfield ec 290



Round (Newbury) ec 30




Runnemede ec 62 Center nek 79
Cole gm-s 41 Clyde nek 186
Grout gm-s 84 Comerford nek 777
Howe gm-s 52 Lewis nek 68
Stoughton gm-s 56 Little Salem nek
Stratton gm-s 46 Norton nek 583
Buck nc 39 Shadow (Concord) nek 128
Caspian nc 789 South Bay nek 470
Dog (valley) nc 88 Wallace nek 532
Great Hosmer nc 140 West Mountain nek 60
Green River nc 554 Wheeler nek 66
Hardwick nc 145 Charleston (Charleston) nek 40
Hardwood nc 44 Beebe (Hub) wc 111
Little Elmore nc 24 Bomoseen wc 2360
Lower (Hinesburg) nc 33 Burr wc 85
Mollys nc 38 Hortonia wc 479
Mud (Morgan) nc 35 Keeler wc
Osmore nc 48 Knapp Br1 wc 25
Parker nc 250 Knapp Br2 wc 35
Ricker nc 95 Little (Wells) wc 177
Sodom nc 21 St. Catherine wc 883
Warden nc 46 Sugar Hill Res. wc 63
Wrightsville nc 190 Sunrise (Benson) wc 57
Sunset (Benson) wc 202
Tiny wc 29


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