The annual Maine Audubon Loon Count is set for 7 a.m. Saturday. More than 900 participates will gathers valuable data for Maine Audubon about the status of loons in the state. Volunteers across the state have visited their local lakes and ponds the third Saturday in July with a pair of binoculars and a shared passion protecting the Maine loon and its habitat.

Those interested in participating in this year’s loon count can contact Susan Gallo at [email protected] or 781-6180, ext. 216. The deadline to join this year’s count is Thursday.

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