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Natural Selections: Loons

Despite the manmade hazards of lead and mercury poisoning, natural predation, and habitat threats posed by acid rain, the common loon is doing well in the region. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley discuss the habits of this iconic Adirondack waterbird.  Go to full article
DEC wildlife technician holds a male loon captured on Garnet Lake
DEC wildlife technician holds a male loon captured on Garnet Lake

Up close and personal with loons in the Adirondacks

So how many loons have you seen this summer? Jonathan Brown has only seen a couple. And, since the newest member of our news team just moved to the North Country this past winter, he wanted to see more of the birds. A recent loon study on Garnet Lake gave him the chance. He produced this audio postcard after tagging along with biologists from the Wildlife Conservation Society.  Go to full article
<i>Call of the Loon</i> premiers on PBS.
Call of the Loon premiers on PBS.

Adirondack Loon Documentary Premiers On PBS

A new documentary about Adirondack loons will premier this month on Mountain Lake PBS. The program profiles a loon program that is studying the affects of mercury contamination on wildlife. Call of the Loon is hosted by PBS contributor and former CNN anchor Judy Woodruff. Executive producer Carol Blakeslee-Collin told Brian Mann that the loons offered a way to talk about a complicated environmental issue. We also hear the voices of Dr. Nina Schoch, head of the Adirondack Cooperative Loon Program and Governor George Pataki.

A private media premier of a new film will take place tonight at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. The documentary will air on Mountain Lake PBS on Sunday, May 21 at 8 pm. There will also be public screenings in Keene Valley July 10 and in Tupper Lake on August 1.  Go to full article

Loon Census This Saturday

David Sommerstein talks with Nina Schoch, program coordinator for the Adirondack Cooperative Loon Program's 3rd annual loon census. You can participate by calling 518-891-8836 or clicking on the link below.  Go to full article

Mercury Contamination in Lakes Harms the Common Loon

Researchers in the Adirondacks are working to learn more about the common loon. The latest field study is raising questions about mercury contamination in the lakes and ponds where the loons live. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

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