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Happy Anniversary, LoonWatch

THE LAKE WHERE YOU LIVE

If you live on a lake, or even if you don’t, your favorite wild creature might well be a loon. I’ve often wondered: What benignly demented sort of deity would create such a thing as a loon, to captivate us with musical calls and bewitch us with glowing red eyes set in deep black? Forty…  Read More

2017 Loon poster Photo by Lorna Rohloff

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LoonWatch, a program of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, protects common loons and their aquatic habitats through education, monitoring, and research.

NIck Smith at booth at Loon Days

My LoonWatch Internship

By Nicholas G. Smith Last winter I applied for the LoonWatch internship at the SOEI. I saw this as an opportunity to learn ways to bring wildlife science together with a large caring community for the betterment of this beautiful bird. The job description entailed becoming proficient in loon ecology, giving public presentations, communicating and…  Read More

Loon and Baby

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LoonWatch protects common loons and their aquatic habitats through education, monitoring, and research.

Loon flying

Wisconsin Loon Population Survey Workshop

June 20, 10:00 am11:30 am

This workshop will cover material pertinent to the Wisconsin Loon Population Survey. Class instruction covers loon behavior, ecology, habitat, threats, and protection. The instructor will provide step-by- step instructions to conduct the Wisconsin Loon Population Survey. LoonWatch, a program of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, protects common loons and their aquatic habitats through education, monitoring,…  Read More

Loon Swimming

Loon Ranger Training & Wisconsin Loon Population Survey Workshop

May 16, 9:00 am12:00 pm

This workshop provides Loon Ranger training for both the Annual Lakes Monitoring Program and the Wisconsin Loon Population Survey. These are two separate programs, but participants in each program will have a more in depth experience. The first half of the workshop will cover the Wisconsin Loon Population Survey. The second half will cover the…  Read More

Loon flying

Wisconsin Loon Population Survey Workshop

May 2, 1:30 pm3:00 pm

This workshop will cover material pertinent to the Wisconsin Loon Population Survey. Class instruction covers loon behavior, ecology, habitat, threats, and protection. The instructor will provide step-by- step instructions to conduct the Wisconsin Loon Population Survey. LoonWatch, a program of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, protects common loons and their aquatic habitats through education, monitoring,…  Read More

Loon flying

Wisconsin Loon Population Survey Workshop

June 13, 11:30 am1:00 pm

This workshop will cover material pertinent to the Wisconsin Loon Population Survey. Class instruction covers loon behavior, ecology, habitat, threats, and protection. The instructor will provide step-by- step instructions to conduct the Wisconsin Loon Population Survey. LoonWatch, a program of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, protects common loons and their aquatic habitats through education, monitoring,…  Read More

Loon flying

Wisconsin Loon Population Survey Workshop

May 30, 1:30 pm3:00 pm

This workshop will cover material pertinent to the Wisconsin Loon Population Survey. Class instruction covers loon behavior, ecology, habitat, threats, and protection. The instructor will provide step-by- step instructions to conduct the Wisconsin Loon Population Survey. LoonWatch, a program of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, protects common loons and their aquatic habitats through education, monitoring,…  Read More

Loon flying

Wisconsin Loon Population Survey Workshop

April 24, 10:00 am11:30 am

This workshop will cover material pertinent to the Wisconsin Loon Population Survey. Class instruction covers loon behavior, ecology, habitat, threats, and protection. The instructor will provide step-by- step instructions to conduct the Wisconsin Loon Population Survey. LoonWatch, a program of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, protects common loons and their aquatic habitats through education, monitoring,…  Read More