The Common Loon is a water bird common to the lakes and inlets of northern New England. Much lore is associated with these fascinating birds, known for their ability to stay underwater for minutes at a time and for their haunting cry. Here are my picks for the top gifts for the loon lover in your life.
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This wall calendar features wonderful close-up photos of loons. Your favorite loon lover will be treated to a new, vibrant image of these spectacular birds in their natural environment each month.
This children's picture book by Pamela Love will delight loon lovers young and old. Learn a bit about loon behavior as you follow the misadventures of a young loon, who faces dangers while swimming alone on a Maine pond until he is finally reunited with his mother.
The Biodiversity Research Institute's Adopt-a-Loon program allows you to give the gift of protection for one of these threatened birds. You can select a loon that lives in New England, and you'll receive a certificate of adoption and information on that particular loon to present as a gift. A perfect choice for those who cherish loons and are concerned for their welfare in the wild.
This decorative sundial and bird bath, available in Verdigris, Moss Green or Weathered Bronze finish, features a loon design. It makes a lovely garden accent.
This loon-themed mailbox is the perfect replacement for a loon lover's boring old mailbox. It can be mounted on a standard mailbox post and is made of durable materials.
Relax, meditate or drift off to sleep as you listen to this recording of loons' haunting cry.
This throw blanket featuring a detailed loon scene makes a great house-warming gift for loon enthusiasts. It can be hung like a tapestry or draped over a couch or chair to be used as an extra layer of warmth on cool New England nights.