BRI will host the 2020 International Loon/Diver Symposium in Portland, Maine. Please note the date has changed. We are working to finalize a new date in 2020. Stay tuned for more information.
Our goal for this meeting is to bring together researchers, conservationists, resource managers, and loon enthusiasts to share knowledge and expertise.
In today’s complex world, important environmental choices depend on our ability to gather accurate data from different perspectives, synthesize that information, and offer viable solutions. BRI strives to build partnerships across North America and globally to achieve research study goals and a greater awareness of loon species worldwide.
Loon researchers and conservationists, state and federal employees, wildlife rehabilitators, and students from across the globe.
Building upon the success of the 2014 Loon Symposium at Northland College, the 2020 conference aims to be a comprehensive meeting that encompasses all five loon species: Arctic Loon (also called the Black-throated Diver); Common Loon; Pacific Loon (pictured left); Red-throated Loon; and Yellow-billed Loon.
The Steering Committee is developing a detailed itinerary for the conference. Planners hope to include sessions on each of the five loon species. We will post conference updates as information is available. Sign up for email updates below. And, please spread the word to your colleagues.
NEW: We are planning a Special Session on Grebes
In addition to loon events, we plan on offering a special session on grebes for the scientific and conservation community. Stay tuned for updates on the grebe section of the program.
The charismatic loon has long captured the imagination of artists, storytellers, and myth makers. Our loon conservation awareness campaign links science and art in a program of events titled Listen for the Call: A Year with Loons to Inspire Conservation. We invite the public to share in the magic that the loon inspires with the hope that greater awareness will aid in conservation efforts.
This Symposium would not be possible without the contributions of sponsors and collaborators who make conservation a priority. We would like to thank our event sponsors and collaborators for their hard work and generosity!
How to Become a Sponsor
Visit here to learn about sponsorship opportunities for the 2019 International Loon/Diver Symposium.
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