Loon Surveys
The cry of the loon is one of the hallmark sounds of Northern lakes. A healthy and thriving loon population is one indicator of the health of White Lake.

Joyce Benham is an accomplished nature photographer and along with her husband Robert Carrière, spends one week in July of each year photographing and documenting wildlife sightings on White Lake. The naturalist couple from Hammond, Ontario document the number and location of loon adults and chicks and from file photos can recognize individual loons. Monitored annually, loon populations can be used to measure habitat health as well as threats from wave action, boat traffic and other factors contributing to changing loon populations.

The photos shown on this page were taken and are copyrighted by Joyce Benham.
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Loon and Wildlife Surveys
2013
2013
2013
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Summary of Loon Surveys for White Lake
 OBSERVATION
2013
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
Number of Adults
23 
40 
32 
45 
44 
38 
25 
Number of Nesting Pairs
10 
11 
19 
10 
12 
Number of Chicks
16 
17 
16 
21 
18 
23 

2017 
2018 
2019 
2013
2020