Plush Loon Toy


Teach kids the songs of birds in a fun and creative way. This plush toy bird is not only realistically detailed, but when squeezed lightly, it plays its authentic bird call. This 5" plush toy bird was authentically designed with markings approved by the National Audubon Society and bird calls recorded by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Birds resembling loons first evolved 130 million years ago. This primitive bird has since become a symbol of grace, beauty and wildness for many people. Native Americans believed it was "The Spirit of Northern Waters" and the French named it "The Diver with the Necklace".

Concern for Vermont's loons became acute during the mid 1980's when the total number of breeding pairs dipped to seven. The sharp decline, attributed to nest site disturbance, loss of habitat, and heavy metal contamination, sounded an alarm for the state's ponds and lakes. As consumers of fish at the top of the freshwater food chain, loons are recognized indicators of water quality and ecosystem integrity.

Loons were removed from Vermont's Endangered and Threatened Species list in April 2005.  
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You Can Learn More About Loons

pdf Download A PDF About Shoreline Conservation And The Loon Population
pdf Download A PDF With All Sorts Of Questions & Answers Regarding Loons

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Loon Vocalizations. What are you hearing and what does it mean?

Vermont's Wildlife Heritage

Frequently Asked Questions About the Loon

What's Going On…. 7/1/2018

This Year's Loon Story!

Hi everyone: 
A year ago,  on June 28, we had a newly hatched loon chick on the lake. This year is very different. After building and abandoning two nests in the Channel this Spring, the Harvey’s Lake breeding loon pair are no longer nesting, and seem to have decided against renesting again.

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Eye On The Night Sky 7/21/2018

Daily Forecast: July 21, 2018

Mostly sunny all day north; increasing PM clouds south. Highs 85-90 in the Champlain, Hudson, and St. Lawrence Valleys; otherwise 75-85 from ridgelines to valley floors. South to southeast wind 5-10 mph....

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