WTIP Outdoor News Podcast

DNR Loon Monitoring Program In Field Report

Loons are an iconic species of the North Woods. From Lake Superior to the many lakes across the Boundary Waters, the call of a loon is a signature sound for many who live here and visit the area.

In this episode of the podcast, Kalli Hawkins gets involved with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources citizen science project and the 2022 state loon count. Kalli visits a lake in Cook County to count loons and report other bird activity.

Kalli also talks with Gaea Crozier, the DNR’s non-game wildlife specialist, about the status of loons in Minnesota.