This weekend’s loon census is expected to show that about 200 adult
loons live on Vermont’s lakes and ponds. Because they nest just a few
inches above the waterline, the spring flooding meant that many birds couldn’t use
their sites as early as usual this year.
Field biologist Eric Hanson with the Vermont Center for Ecostudies who manages the state’s loon recovery program says the state’s loon population is in good shape, but there will always be pressures on the iconic bird.
A number of court cases, including one in Vermont, are helping clarify how the right to privacy and constraints on unreasonable search and seizure apply to information on our computers and other devices.