Our area waters are the summer home of the Common Loon. Their cries are hauntingly beautiful. Loons can be found on First, Second, and Third Connecticut LakLoons on First Connecticut Lakee, Lake Francis, Back Lake, Big Brook BogRound Pond and Clarksville Pond. Loons are migratory and spend early May thru November in our area.

Loons can be heard at times during the day but mainly at night. Sit on the porch of your cabin and listen to them call to each other over the moonlit lake. The loons in Lopstick Cove often have twin babies. Their haunting cry fills the night.

They return each year to the Connecticut Lakes Region to rear their young. Quickly they change into their beautiful summer plumage. Nest building occurs and before long, there are babies on the backs of the parents learning to swim and fish the cold waters.

For more on NH’s loons visit the Loon Preservation Committee.