“All About Loons” with Dr. James Paruk via on Tuesday, Feb 21st

The eerie call, the distinctive black and white speckled plumage, the red eyes. We are so fortunate in Maine that loons grace our lakes and ponds, but how much do you really know about them?

photo by Nick Lund

Dr. James D. Paruk, professor of biology at Saint Joseph’s College, is considered one of the world’s experts on this species.  Understanding the breeding and non-breeding ecology of the Common Loon has been one of his life-long a passion of his for decades.  He has studied breeding loons in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Saskatchewan and Maine and non-breeding loons in California, Louisiana, South Carolina, and Maine. He spent 7 years monitoring the health of a population of loons off the Louisiana coast in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.   He is also the author of the acclaimed “Loon Lessons:  Encounters with the Great Northern Diver.”

On Tuesday, February 21st at 7 p.m., York County Audubon is very pleased to present a Zoom program ”All About Loons” with Dr. James Paruk.  He’ll present the most current detailed account of what we know about loons, from their plumage and migration routes to how old they live and how long a pair stays together.

This program will be presented via Zoom.  There’s no charge, but you need to register in advance.  To do so, please click on this link and enter your name and email address:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We hope you can join us!

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