Maine bird lovers will go on with annual loon count

Published: Jul. 7, 2020 at 12:12 AM EDT
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The Maine Audubon Society is going ahead with its annual count of common loons this year.

Loons have recovered slowly in population in Maine over the last four decades.

The Audubon Society said its 37th annual count is scheduled to take place on the morning of July 18.

Hundreds of volunteers head to lakes around the state to look for loons as part of the count.

They typically found about 1,500 during the counts of the mid-1980s.

Last year, they counted 3,129 adult loons.