Tag: loon

  • Grinnell Lake – Spring 2019

    As part of Glacier National Park’s Harlequin Duck project, a few of us headed over to the east side of the park to look for Harlequin Ducks. Sean (one of the park’s wildlife techs) and I went up to Grinnell Lake in the Many Glacier area of the park. While we didn’t find any Harlequins, […]

  • Grinnell Glacier 2018

    Grinnell Glacier sits at the head of the Grinnell Creek drainage and is the easiest glacier in Glacier National Park to day hike too. Even with its popularity, this gorgeous hike is also a perfect place to see animals. We experienced all of that on this trip. My brother Josiah and his wife Amy were […]

  • Red Eagle Lake 2014

    The birding and botany on the trail to Red Eagle Lake is pretty hard to beat in Glacier National Park. Mid-July is a wonderful time for the trip and I struck out on the trail for an overnighter. My goal was the lake to do a Common Loon survey and a Mountain Goat survey while […]

  • East Side Big Lakes

    moose calf

    Two of the bigger lakes on the east side of Glacier National Park are Lake Sherburne and St. Mary Lake. Both are great spots to look for wildlife. I was dropping off some more of my Day Hikes Map Guides to some of my resellers and decided to do a common loon survey at the […]

  • Elizabeth Lake Spring 2014

    I’ve always entered the Belly River area of Glacier National Park later in summer. Looking at the fields, I knew that the flowers would be beautiful and animals would be aplenty. One of my favorite waterfalls, Dawn Mist Falls, is one of the more powerful waterfalls as it is the entire Belly River pouring over […]

  • Howe Lake Looning

    Common Loon searching Citizen Science

    The harried nature of migrations is waning here in the north and things are beginning to settle in. Snow is melting, flowers are breaking ground and bears are emerging. Birds are establishing their territories, building nests and looking to make little ones in their image. It’s for this last reason that we headed up to […]

  • Feature Friday – TJ Fallon

    One of the greatest things about my project has been the people that I’ve met. TJ followed me on my journey in 2011 and contacted me about hitting the trail together. We ended up finally hiking together on Loon Day last year where we ended up seeing 8 loons (6 all together in Trout Lake). This […]

  • First Trillium of the Year

    I went out yesterday to look for Common Loon nests with some fine folks and came across my first trillium of the year. For me, this is one of my happy indicators of Spring which is followed by baby animals, more wildflowers, roads and trails opening up and eventually berries. I’ll blog about the Loon […]

  • High Country Survey – Citizen Science

    High Country Survey

    I’ve blogged about Citizen Science before and covered my first real field outing for Loon Day here and decided to show another Citizen Science project called the “High Country Survey”. In a nutshell, Citizen Science is funded by the Glacier National Park Fund and provides a little bit of classroom training, then unleashes volunteers (wannabe […]

  • Loon Day

    The weekend of July 14th-15th is Loon Day where we go out and try and get as many common loons counted as possible with a bunch of us citizen scientists so we can better understand the population and what’s going on with them! We chose to do the Trout Lake area. We found some loons!! […]