A webinar presented on October 16, 2020 by the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society as part of our 53rd Anniversary Celebration of our Audubon Charter. This presentation provides an overview of loon natural history and behavior, threats affecting loon populations, and the work of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation. Dr. Nina Schoch will share her passion for Loon conservation, virtually.
The Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring passion for the conservation of Common Loons. With the loon as our centerpiece, the work of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation encompasses scientific research, educational outreach, and conservation and management to help protect and support healthy populations of Common Loons in New York State and throughout North America.
Dr. Nina Schoch is the Executive Director of the Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation, and has studied loons in New York’s Adirondack Park since 1998. A wildlife veterinarian and rehabilitator, she also has a master’s degree in Natural Resources/Wildlife Management. Dr. Schoch practiced small animal medicine in New York’s Adirondack Park from 1991-2002, is a member of numerous conservation and wildlife health related organizations, and has written many scientific and lay articles about the results of the Adirondack loon research. She received the 2018 Adirondack Research Consortium’s Elizabeth Thorndike Adirondack Achievement Award, the 2011 NYS Outdoor Writers Association M. Paul Keesler NY Outdoor Citizen Award, and was inducted into the NYS Outdoorsmen Hall of Fame in 2014.