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About The Maine Loon Project

The primary focus of the Maine Loon Project is the annual Loon Count, which after 25 years, still brings together more than 1,000 volunteers from across the state on the third Saturday of each July. The data from the half-hour morning count generates a loon population estimate for the southern half of the state (south of the 45th parallel) for comparison over time. For more details about the current count results, visit


Other activities of the Maine Loon Project over the last two decades include research and management as well as education and outreach.  Activities of The Maine Loon Project are supported by Maine Audubon members, by additional financial gifts made directly to the project, and by project grants.  If you would like more information, write or call the Maine Loon Project Director, Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd., Falmouth, ME  04105, (207) 781-6180, ext. 216 or e-mail