Loon Count & Bob O'Connor's 34 yrs. with CLA Come to a Close
Jun 10, 2023
In 2022, 36 adult loons were seen on China Lake. This was an increase from the 25 adult loons counted in 2021 and 2020 and is close to the average of 37 loons. Although no chicks were seen during the count, 6 chicks were reported throughout the summer.
China Lake participates annually in the statewide count, coordinated by Maine Audubon. To volunteer for this year's Count happening Saturday, July 15, from 7-7:30 a.m., contact our new Loon Coordinaor, Bill Powell, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hey there, Loon Lovers dear,
After 34 incredible years
China Lake loon count's in new hands
No time for tears, just exciting plans
Bill Powell, a passionate soul
Now the Coordinator, taking control We met, exchanged goals galore Wisdom and advice, a treasure to explore
For years, I led the way Since '90, bold and gray
Counting loons in earlier days Love for them never fades away
As time flies, I'm still devoted To the loons, my heart is devoted
Their haunting calls, day and night
Fill me with joy, an endless delight
This year, 2023, I'll lend a hand
Helping Bill in his loon count land
Together we'll make it grand
A united team, a loon-loving band
So let's raise our spirits high
With laughter, cheer, and joy nearby
Bill embraces his new role, oh my
While the loons sing, loud and spry!