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(photo: Nina Schoch)
(photo: Nina Schoch)

Loon populations increasing in Adirondacks

The call of the loon in the Adirondacks might be heard more these days. Data collected by the Adirondack Loon Conservation Program show loon populations have increased and stabilized over the last eight years. Todd Moe talks with loon biologist Nina Schoch, who says loons are regularly spotted on 75% of the lakes in the region where the birds have been counted since 2001. She attributes part of their rebound to a recovery from the impacts of the pesticide DDT.  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
Adirondack loons fitted with radio transmitters (Source:  ACLP)
Adirondack loons fitted with radio transmitters (Source: ACLP)

Satellites Track Adk Loons To Their Winter Grounds & Back Again

Yesterday, we profiled Nina Schoch, head of the Adirondack Cooperative Loon Program. Schoch has been studying loons for six years, measuring their exposure to acid rain and mercury and trying to get an accurate measure of the birds' population. This morning, Brian Mann talks with Schoch about a program developed two years ago that tracks loons using satellites and radio transmitters. The goal was to discover exactly where Adirondack loons spend their winters.  Go to full article

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