• Posts tagged with loon

    Loon Departure Times

    Loon Departure Times

    Those lucky enough to still be spending time on their favorite Vermont lakes may have noticed the disappearance of their resident adult loons, even with chicks still around. When do loons take to the skies? Read on to find out.

    Mentoring an Eagle Scout for the Loon Project

    Mentoring an Eagle Scout for the Loon Project

    This past year, Caleb Nye of Hinesburg conducted numerous activities to assist the Vermont Loon Conservation Project, and the loons on Lake Iroquois, in pursuit of becoming an Eagle Scout.

    Mid-July Loon Update

    Mid-July Loon Update

    It’s mid-July, height of “loon season,” and just a few days away from Vermont’s 38th annual LoonWatch Day on Saturday, July 18. VCE’s loon biologist, Eric Hanson, gives us an update from Vermont’s lakes and ponds (with photos you won’t want to miss).

    An adult loon and large chick cruise Maidstone Lake in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. / © Becky Scott

    Loon Season Update: Late Nests and a Successful Rescue

    VCE’s Eric Hanson provides this late-summer update from the water, including a couple of short rescued loon release video clips!

    Injured loon on Colby Pond / © Susan Hindinger

    The Colby Loon

    Rose West, VCE’s 2019 Alexander Dickey Conservation Intern, provides a personal account of monitoring a distressed loon for the Vermont Loon Conservation Project.

    Field Update:  New nests, flooded nests, and healthy competition

    Field Update: New nests, flooded nests, and healthy competition

    It’s July, and loon nesting season is in full swing! Here’s an update from the lakes and ponds from VCE’s loon biologist, Eric Hanson.

    Field Update: Loon Wins and Losses

    Field Update: Loon Wins and Losses

    Every year, some of our returning loons get themselves into “hot water,” so to speak. Eric Hanson, VCE’s loon biologist, gives us his mid-season good news/bad news update here.

    Loon Chicks in November

    Loon Chicks in November

    By early November, the majority of adult Common Loons in Vermont have departed for the New England coast, where they…

    Do Non-Breeding, Single Loons Have Territories?

    Do Non-Breeding, Single Loons Have Territories?

    Last week, Chris Rimmer and I traveled to Lake Willoughby to meet with Carol Radic and Colm Darcy, who helped…

    Notes from a Loon Necropsy

    Notes from a Loon Necropsy

    This story is not for the feint at heart, but I found Dr. Pokras’s quick note to me about this…