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                                                               e-Newsletter Vol. 22
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Volunteer Appreciation Potlucks

Upcoming Events

August 19
August 22
Loon Season Report & LPC Annual Meeting
August 29  
Adult & juvenile
Juvenile wing flap
Photos by Kittie Wilson
What's that call?
Have you ever wondered what the different loon vocalizations mean?
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Moultonborough, NH 03254
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Mo the Clown A good time was had by all at the 36th annual Loon Festival.  Approximately 250 people came out for a fun-filled day of crafts, loon trivia, balloon creations, Science Center exhibits, storytelling, music, hot dogs and ice-cream!  Many thanks to Meredith Rotary, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Mo the Clown and The Odd Men Out Celtic Band, and to the volunteers, staff & Board who helped make this another successful event.


As of late July, 185 loon pairs nested and hatched 143 chicks.  Of those chicks, approximately 125 are still alive.  These are just preliminary numbers so please see our upcoming fall newsletter for a full report.  I'd like to thank all of our volunteers who keep track of their resident loons all season and to those who participated in the Loon Census on July 20th.  Results from the census will be available soon!  We are hosting three Volunteer Appreciation Potlucks at the end of August to say "thank you" for your help this summer.  See below for more details.


There's still time to join Squam Lakes Project Biologist Tiffany Grade on a Loon Cruise.  The last one is scheduled for Friday, August 30 at 3 pm.  Click here for more information.


The Lake Sunapee Dinner Cruise was a big success! Hopefully we will be able to make this an annual event.  Our special guest, Senator Bob Odell, was presented a framed photograph taken by Kittie Wilson for his hard work as co-sponsor of Senate Bill 89.


2013 Sunapee Dinner Cruise
Harry Vogel, LPC Senior Biologist/Executive Director; John Wilson, Sen. Bob Odell (Lempster); Captain Kara Obey, Sunapee Cruises; Kittie Wilson; Tom O'Brien, NH Lakes Association President.  Photo by Sheridan Brown.


Even though our field season ended last week, you can continue to send your loon sightings anytime.  Enjoy the last few weeks of summer!


All the best,




VolunteerPotlucksEnd of Season Volunteer Celebrations
Please join us at one of the following Volunteer Appreciation Potlucks:


Monday, August 26 @ 6:00 pm at Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn, NH 03032


Wednesday, August 28 @ 6:00 pm at Canaan Meeting House, Near 450 Canaan St. (at intersection with Roberts Road), Canaan, NH 


Thursday, August 29 @ 5:45 pm at The Loon Center, Moultonborough, NH


Please bring a dish to share.  We will provide beverages, plates and utensils.


RSVP to Susie at or call 603-477-2884 and let her know what you are bringing or if you have any questions.  


Friends & family are welcome.


After the potluck, Harry Vogel will present trends in New Hampshire's loon population and a wrap-up of the 2013 season.  Nature photographer John Rockwood will also present a slideshow at the events on August 26th & 29th.


We hope you can join us!


The Loon Preservation Committee is dedicated to restoring and maintaining a healthy population of loons throughout New Hampshire; monitoring the health and productivity of loon populations as sentinels of environmental quality; and promoting a greater understanding of loons and the natural world.

Susie Burbidge

Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator
Loon Preservation Committee