Maine Audubon Annual Loon Count
July 17 @ 7:00 am - 7:30 am
The Annual Loon Count
From 7 to 7:30 am of the third Saturday of July each year, over 1,000 volunteers venture onto lakes and ponds across the state to count loons as part of our Annual Loon Count. The observations recorded by our community scientist volunteers provide a “snapshot” of Maine’s loon population on lakes throughout the state at the same time each year. From these data, we are able to estimate the population and assess trends over time.
To view the data from past loon counts on your lake, click here, or you can download count data for all lakes here. Open this interactive map to review Loon Count results on lakes across Maine from 1983 through 2017. The results from this year’s loon count are now available!