Common Loon Photography Trips


** NEW FOR 2019 **

This year I am fortunate to partner with Rangeley Region Lake Cruises to offer Common Loon photography trips on Rangeley Lake aboard the newly built Oquossoc Lady II. 

Photographer are welcome to join us on the regularly scheduled Loon Education Cruises every Thursday morning in July and August from 8:00 am to 9:30 a.m. Rates are $35 for adults, $30 per person for groups of six or more adults and $10 for children aged two to 10. During the morning trip you will receive instruction in exposure techniques for Common Loons, learn about these amazing aquatic birds and see them in their natural habitat.

To reserve a spot on the Thursday morning loon cruises please contact me. 

Private Common Loon photography cruises are available for larger groups and photography clubs. To accomodate the regular schedule of Rangeley Region Lake Cruises private cruises will end by 3 p.m. Cruises are a minimum of 1.5 hours long and a minimum of five people are needed. The rate for a the 1.5 hour trip is $95.00 per person. Longer cruises are available. Please contact me for rates.

All private Common Loon photography trips aboard the Oquossoc Lady II leave from the town dock in Oquossoc.

Small group Common Loon trips

Come explore the world of the Rangeley Region’s most visible and heard avian residents.

Two hour, half day and full day trips with wildlife and nature photographer Nick Leadley, editor of the recently released publication Gavia: Tales From Loon Country will take you into the heart of Common Loon territory. With a large number of lakes and ponds supporting a substantial loon population, the western mountains of Maine offer great chances to see and photograph loons in their natural surroundings.

Common Loon photography trips are regularly offered on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for either two hours, four hours and full day trips during the summer months. With advance notice I can schedule a workshop of any length on days other than those listed above. Group size is limited to three people. All care is taken to minimize the impact on the birds.

Ground transportation is included in all trips. Transportation on the water is by either canoe or kayak (single or tandem) depending on the wishes of the client and conditions. Canoes and kayaks offer a less intrusive way to observe the birds and get closer to their level on the water. During two and four hour workshops we will stay closer to the Rangeley area on smaller lakes and ponds that are home to Common Loons. On full day trips we can travel to lakes and ponds further from Rangeley. All itineraries are subject to weather and wind conditions.

A percentage of the proceeds of each loon photography workshop are donated to Common Loon conservation and research efforts throughout New England.



Full day: $295.00 per person.
Half day: $125.00 per person.
Two hours: $65 per person.

Includes boats, life vests, and ground transportation. Lunch is included in full day trips. Snacks are provided on half day trips.

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