SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — An environmental group counting loons on Adirondack lakes and ponds is looking for volunteers to help.

The Wildlife Conservation Society's 18th Annual Adirondack Loon Census will take place on Saturday morning. The census provides information on the breeding loon population in Adirondack Park that is used to help guide wildlife management decisions.

Volunteers report on the number of adult and immature loons and loon chicks that they observe on lakes and ponds. People interested in volunteering can visit, call 518-891-8874 or email

Loon counts will take place in other states at the same time on Saturday. Results will be collated to create a regional overview.

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