Loons in New Hampshire: Doing Quite Well, Thank You


Program Description:

This talk will focus on the last 25 years of information about the survival and distribution of the common loon throughout New Hampshire. Maps, generated using GIS (Geographical Information System), will be used to show population growth and spread over time. Data collection methods will be reviewed. Trends in the loon population, loon habitat, nesting habits, hatchling survival and dispersion patterns will be presented. Dr. Congalton's talk will conclude with the current status of loons in New Hampshire.