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A Record Year for Vermont Loons in 2017

October 01, 2017

This year was another very good breeding season for Common Loons in Vermont. We found a record 97 nest attempts with at least 72 of them successful fledging young. Many loon pairs produced two chicks resulting in over 110 successfully fledging. Read more on the VCE Blog »

Another Record Year for Nesting Loons in Vermont

December 12, 2016

It was a banner year for Common Loons breeding in Vermont. Volunteers helped us monitor 93 nesting pairs around the state, a record number since monitoring began four decades ago. Sixty-five pairs successfully hatched 98 chicks, and 80 of these young survived through August. We couldn't do this work without the help of over 280 volunteers and our longtime partner, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. Thank you so much to everyone who has helped VCE conserve loons! Read more on the VCE Blog »

A Record Nesting Year for Common Loons

September 18, 2014

Vermont’s Common Loon population had a record year in 2014 for nesting success, producing 65 fledglings on lakes and ponds throughout the state. We report about it on the VCE blog. Read more. »

Common Loons on the Air

September 03, 2014

Vermont's WCAX-TV Channel 3 joined Loon Biologist Eric Hanson in the field with Common Loons. With loons cooperating, Eric offers a nice account of VCE's work. Watch the video. »

Positively Loon

August 20, 2014

Discover the Vermont Loon Conservation Project in a 30-minute interview with Eric Hanson on CCTV-Channel 17's show "Positively Vermont." Eric explains the full range of Vermont's role in loon recovery. Watch the video. »

A Common Loon Meets a Snowy Owl

Rarely the twain shall meet. But it happened in Craftsbury, Vermont. Our loon biologist, Eric Hanson, was there when a Common Loon met up with a Snowy Owl. Read more. »