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History of the Common Loon July 26

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GREENSBORO – Craftsbury biologist and loon rescuer Eric Hanson will present a talk and slideshow on loons at the Greensboro Free Library on Wednesday, July 26, at 5 p.m. He will discuss the recovery of loons in Vermont over the past 30 years, the threats that they face, and the conservation actions that have brought them back, including the importance of shoreline habitat. He will also feature their behaviors and natural history, including new research on how loons find a territory, what is being conveyed in the yodel call, and new findings on their migration pathways. Hanson began conducting research on the Common Loon in 1992, and since 1998 he has been the biologist for the Vermont Loon Conservation Project, a program of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department which trains volunteers to monitor the state’s loon population. His work has focused on management around loon nest sites and education of lake users, and he’s often called in to rescue loons in trouble. This talk will be in-person at the library and is free and open to everyone. For more information, contact the library at (802) 533-2531.

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