Thank you for your interest in supporting loon research! I conduct this work in my capacity as a Professor of Biology at Chapman University in Orange, California. All funds raised here will directly support my work on the conservation and ecology of common loons in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Specifically, your donations will support our research team as we measure population dynamics, investigate causes of breeding failure and adult mortality, and explore ways in which we can reverse loon population decline in the Upper Midwest.

A donation to the Loon Project provides substantial bang for the buck. No funds we receive go to overhead or salary for me or other senior personnel. Instead, they support small stipends for our field staff; costs of lodging and travel; equipment such as canoes and binoculars; colored leg bands that we use to mark and track individuals; and maintenance of our canoes and small motorboats.

In addition:

  • Your donation to the Loon Research Fund is entirely tax deductible.
  • Chapman University is a 501c(3) organization.
  • Chapman’s Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 95-1643992.
  • All donors receive a tax receipt from the Office of Advancement.

Two Ways to Donate

If you would like to send us a check, make it out to “Chapman University” but please also write “The Loon Project” on the memo line so that it will go to our project specifically. If you wish to support our loon research only in one state, you may specify “LP – Wisconsin” or “LP-Minnesota”.

Send the check to:

ATTN: Schmid College Development Coordinator
Chapman University
One University Dr.
Orange, CA 92866

To donate using a credit or debit card, you may click on the “Donate to Loon Project” link below. All funds will be used solely for loon research. Thank you for your commitment to the loons of Wisconsin and Minnesota!

Donate to Loon Project