Cold Weather Concerns for Loons on NH Lakes

Cold Weather Concerns for Loons on NH Lakes

Cold Weather Concerns for Loons on NH Lakes

As cold weather sets in and New Hampshire’s lakes and ponds begin to freeze over, the Loon Preservation Committee (LPC) in Moultonborough is urging the public to keep an eye out for loons remaining on inland waters. Because they are heavy bodied birds with relatively small wings, loons require up to a quarter mile of open water in order to take off. If they do not leave lakes before the water freezes over, loons risk becoming trapped and unable to fly to their wintering grounds on the ocean.

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