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Wildlife Watching

Wildlife Watching in Maine

The symphony of wildlife in Maine plays throughout every part of the state, in every season. It’s hard to explain what it’s like seeing Maine’s wildlife in their natural habitats. And it’s even more difficult to explain how it feels, when it’s happening all around you. When you come to Maine, you’re not just an observer of life here. You’re part of it.

  • Come to our harbors for a whale-watching expedition, and keep a lookout for one of Maine’s 500 pairs of bald eagles flying between the oceanfront cliffs. There are also two Atlantic puffin colonies accessible from the Maine coast.
  • Maine is a destination for birdwatchers during all four seasons. Maine’s Birding Trail highlights the best spots to watch feathered friends of all types. Watch purple sandpipers and puffins settle onto the rocky coastline or look for black-capped chickadees (the state bird) in the forest.
  • Maine is the only eastern state with a sizeable moose population. Hike the Maine mountains with a moose watching guide to catch a glimpse of a 1000-pound moose—or maybe just a 600 pound black bear.