We've been very busy at LPC, and there are several important updates that I'm excited to share with you!

First, LPC staff and volunteer Bill Gassman (our looncam operator) have worked hard over the winter to ensure that LPC's looncam viewing experience is even better this year. Viewers can expect a smoother video stream, as we’ve been able to increase the frame rate at which we broadcast. It should feel like you're right there at the nest with the loons! We have also been experimenting with improving the sound quality.

Over the last several years, we've been working towards making our looncam entirely solar powered. Having the option to use solar power broadens the number of nest sites that we may be able to share with you, as we do not have to rely upon a close source of electricity. We purchased new equipment over the winter that should help us meet this goal, and we can't wait to test it out and see how it works! We hope to have our first looncam streaming by early May! Stay tuned and check our looncam web page for updates over the upcoming weeks!