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                                                    e-Newsletter Vol. 30

Upcoming Events

6/9 - 8/29; 3 pm

6/29; 11 am - 2 pm

7/10 - 8/21; 7:30 pm

7/11; 8 am - 12 pm

7/19; 8 - 9 am

7/19; 10 am - 2 pm
What's that call?
Have you ever wondered what the different loon vocalizations mean?

Loon Center Volunteers 1/2 - 1 day a week;

 year-round or seasonal


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  • Visitor Center Greeter/Shop Assistants
  • Office Assistants
  • Center/Grounds Maintenance Assistants
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The Loon Center 
at 603-476-5666 or email if interested.
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P.O. Box 604
Lee's Mill Road
Moultonborough, NH 03254
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Everyday we're getting more reports of loons on nests!  Don't worry if the loon pair on your lake is still cruising around though. The peak of nest initiation is usually the first week of June, so there's still plenty of time.
Photo courtesy of Kittie Wilson
Unfortunately I have some sad news to report as well.  We have already collected our first lead-poisoned loon of the season from Lake Wentworth on May 14. This banded loon was seen floundering at the edge of the water unable to stay upright.  Click here to read the full story.  

The following week, two adult loons were shot within a day of each other.  To hear an interview recorded yesterday (5/27) with Harry Vogel and Tiffany Grade click here.  It is very disconcerting to us that we have lost three loons and the busy summer season is just getting underway.
LPC Biologist Tiffany Grade taking measurements of the first loon that died from lead fishing tackle in 2014. 
In addition to our regular monitoring, we have been putting out nest cameras on Squam Lake.  In the photo to the left, you can see Staff Biologist Chris Conrod using a fence post driver to drive the pipe into the muck. The camera is then attached to the middle of the pole approximately 13 feet from the nest (see photo below). These nest cameras will help us learn more about nest predation and nest attentiveness.
Our May membership drive is going well too. We only have THREE more days to reach our goal of thirty-one new members.  Please consider joining LPC to help support loon conservation in NH.
Sorry to flood your inbox lately, but we have lots of news to share.  I hope you had a great holiday weekend!

All the best,

Susie Burbidge
Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator
Loon Preservation Committee
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.