St Regis Falls, NY, Jun 09, 2010 — It's loon season. Loons are an icon in the Adirondacks, but they're found all across the North Country...and they're protected wherever they're found, by both New York State and the federal Migratory Bird Act.
They're fun to watch -- but from a distance. The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation recommends staying 500 feet away from loons, even though they may allow you to come closer. It's nesting season, too, and since loons nest on shore, close to the water, the ACLC says protecting shoreline habitat, and keeping your distance, is important for loon protection.
Here's an undetermined number of loons, recorded at Lake Ozonia, in St. Lawrence County about 10 p.m. on Memorial Day.