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Wisconsin Loon Population Survey 2020

July 18 @ 5:00 am - 10:00 am

LoonWatch is actively pursuing volunteers for our 2020 Wisconsin Loon Population Survey.  Every five years the LoonWatch program conducts a one-day survey on 258 pre-selected lakes in northern Wisconsin to estimate the state’s total common loon population. This survey will take place on July 18th between 5a.m. and 10a.m. This survey provides an accurate estimate of Wisconsin’s loon population, and has been a resource for multiple scientific publications since 1985.  LoonWatch will provide training workshops throughout northern Wisconsin next year.

There are numerous lakes in St. Croix County that are part of the Survey, and we are looking for volunteers to survey them. The more lakes we have volunteers surveying, the more accurate our population count will be.

A link with a map of the lakes and volunteer registration can be viewed here:   https://www.northland.edu/sustainability/soei/loonwatch/loons-get-involved/#wisconsin-loon-population-survey

Details

Date:
July 18
Time:
5:00 am - 10:00 am