Loon with chick

New Hampshire Loon Census

Loon Preservation Committee

  • July 15–July 15

This is an ongoing Citizen Science Experience. Contact the sponsoring organization to join in.



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Each year, the Loon Preservation Committee hosts an annual Loon Census to monitor New Hampshire's loons and their progress on lakes throughout the state. No pre-registration is required for the annual census (which usually takes place in mid-July). Visit program website for date, contact information, and downloadable census forms. 

Project Goal?
The invaluable data is a mid-season check on productivity, a mechanism for discovering unknown birds in each territory, a means to track movement of loons and define relationships between neighboring pairs, and a community based tool for generating interest and involvement in loons.

Where does the project take place?
Lakes across NH. 

When can volunteers participate?
During the 2023 census on July 15th!

Is training needed to participate?

Who is this project ideal for?

How to get started?
Visit the project website below:

Visit NH Loon Censu

Volunteers can also contribute loon observations at other times during the loon season by visiting the Loon Preservation Committee's website:

LPC Field Volunteer Website

Questions? Contact: 
Loon Preservation Committee, (603) 476-5666, info@loon.org