The Michigan Loon Preservation Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the Common Loon as a breeding bird in Michigan through public education, research, and the protection and management of loons and their habitat.

Loon News and Notes



We are sad to report that our dear friend, Doris Lidell,  passed away early Sunday morning, October 29.  She was a great friend to MLPA and to the loons.  Doris acted as our mercantile representative for many years and loved attending festivals, all the way back to the Bluebird Festival.

Cranefest was one of her favorites, I am attaching a picture of her at the 2016 festival finding a novel use for one of Aunt Linda's hand made items.

Doris was always willing to help and made the events lots of fun.  We will miss her pretty smile and sparkling blue eyes.  Please take a moment to remember her fondly and think back on the good times we shared.


2018 Calendars

:  HOT OFF THE PRESS! We have received our 2018 Loon Calendars! These 18 month calendars start with July 2017 so you can start enjoying the lovely loon pictures right away! This calendar has several very nice pictures of loon babies that are sure to put a smile on your face each time you see them!  Our calendars often sell out so order yours right away and we will get it in the mail! You can buy them now for $15. Order them off our website or contact Luanne:

*New to the website*
You can now buy memberships, renewals and even donate ONLINE through our store. If you have any questions please let us know. Make sure you click over to our Facebook page and keep us posted on your loons activities

        To receive our current Loon Echoes newsletters, please consider an MLPA membership, the vital foundation for loon protection and preservation in Michigan.  Your support will help MLPA’s important work to continue.  Details, mailing address and a printable form are found on The “Membership” link on the sidebar.  Thank you!

*Check out our Mercantile! Click here to download the PDF to take a look at all the great options.*

The Michigan Loon Preservation Association's activities include:

*Michigan Loonwatch, a statewide Loon Registry and protection program
*An informative newsletter; Loon Echoes
*Public events which focus on the biology and protection of Loons
*Support from sales of Loon merchandise at The Loon Mercantile Company
*Working with other Loon preservation groups to support the Loon

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Auntie Arloon
Autumn 2015 Loon Mercantile

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