Volunteer LoonWatcher Survey

loon with a baby loon chick on its back

Volunteers that live on lakes or regularly visit lakes can participate in the Minnesota Volunteer LoonWatcher Survey.

"Loon watchers" observe loons on their lake and report at the end of the season. Volunteers provide information on nesting success, number of loons observed, interesting occurrences and problems that may negatively affect the loons.

Anyone with an interest in loons can join this program and choose a lake to report. Some volunteers have been in the program for more than 30 years.