Give the loons their space

“The loon families of China Lake, and other surrounding ponds, thank you for space and slow speeds as we raise our young. Our young are unable to dive out of danger!”

Remember, loon nests are built near the water line because loons are poor walkers and exit and enter the nests from water level. Any substantial wake from a passing boat will swamp the nest and could possibly wash away eggs or drown chicks. Maine law requires “headway speed” within 200 feet of shore. If you know of the location of a nest, stay away! The loons depend on you obeying that fundamental boating law.


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