ANCHORAGE, Alaska — South of Stevens International Airport, you'll find a web project that's getting international attention.
As Anchorage Audubon member Jean Tam leads you toward it, you can't blame her for being distracted, as all sorts of birds circle around.
But the main attraction is the loons out on Conners Lake.
"The loons are very terretorial, and they will drive out any other birds normally," said Tam.
Making a nest on an artificial island, the loons have learned to adapt to many unnatural experiences.
"Every couple of minutes there'd be jet roaring over," Tam said.
Even with all the commotion, the female loon keeps coming back.
"Every summer since 2003 she's been coming and resting on that island," Tam said.
And that got Jean thinking.
"After seeing the loons nesting on the island for several years in a row, I thought, wouldn't it be great to have a camera on there?" Tam said.