Few North American birds can evoke in us the wild, visceral, and pleasing sensation that comes in the company of a Common Loon. Loons are proof that birds need not be colorful to be beautiful. Floating in black and white on a northern pond, the Common Loon is one of our most iconic expressions of life in the north.
The Common Loon's success story is also an example of citizens and scientists working together in conservation. Among VCE's most gratifying accomplishments is the return of a stable population of breeding loons in Vermont. Here's how we work on behalf of loons: