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Maine Bird & Wildlife Watching - Maine Whale & Seal Watching

A wide variety of bird watching opportunities awaits the visitor to Maine. Watch Atlantic Puffins along the coast of Maine, Loons on many of the state's lakes and ponds, plus many other migrant species of coastal and inland birds! The spring and summer months are the perfect time to observe the many breeding species in the state. See below for a comprehensive list of sanctuaries and properties, including those owned and operated by the Maine Audubon Society, as well as related birding links. Also see our information about whale watching and moose watching. For a detailed map of Maine click here.

Maine Wildlife Park in Gray, MaineMore Information & PhotosMaine Wildlife Park
Route 26, Gray, Maine
Phone: 207-657-4977
This is one of your only guaranteed opportunities to see a moose; along with white-tailed deer, black bears, bald eagles, mountain lions, porcupines, coyotes, owls, native turtles, trophy trout, and more. There are nature trails and wildlife gardens, interactive exhibits to...

Swan Island in Richmond, MaineMore Information & PhotosSwan Island
Intersection of Routes 197 & 24
Richmond, Maine
Phone: 207-547-5322
State owned wildlife management area with unique river, forest and meadow habitats for frequent sightings of native wildlife like eagles, white-tailed deer, songbirds, waterfowl, wild turkeys and more...

Aroostook County Region of Maine
          • North Amity, Maine: Howell Wildlife Conservation Center & Spruce Acres Refuge

Central Region of Maine
          • Palmyra, Maine: Gordon Audubon Sanctuary
          • Richmond, Maine: Swan Island - Steve Powell Wildlife Management Area

Down East & Acadia Region of Maine
          • Bar Harbor, Maine: Northeast Creek

The Maine Highlands Region of Maine
          • Bangor, Maine: Oldenburg Property
          • Elliotsville Plantation, Maine: Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary
          • Holden, Maine: Fields Pond Audubon Center
          • Old Town, Maine: Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Mid Coast & Islands Region of Maine
          • Georgetown, Maine: Josephine Newman Audubon Sanctuary
          • Hog Island, Maine: Todd Audubon Sanctuary
          • Freeport, Maine: Mast Landing Audubon Sanctuary
          • Friendship Village, Maine: Nelson Nature Preserve
          • Morrill, Maine: Davis Bog Preserve
          • South Bristol, Maine: Witch Island Audubon Sanctuary
          • South Thomaston, Maine: Weskeag River Preserve
          • Waldoboro, Maine: Guy VanDuyn Refuge
          • West Bath, Maine: Hamilton Audubon Sanctuary

Mountains & Lakes Region of Maine
          • Gray, Maine: Maine Wildlife Park
          • Lewiston, Maine: Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary
          • Poland, Maine: Davis Audubon Sanctuary
          • Rangeley, Maine: Hunter Cove Audubon Sanctuary

Portland & Casco Bay Region of Maine
          • Falmouth, Maine: Gilsland Farm Audubon Center
          • Portland, Maine: Fore River Audubon Sanctuary
          • Scarborough, Maine: Scarborough Marsh Nature Center

Southern Coast Region of Maine
          • Biddeford Pool, Maine: East Point Audubon Sanctuary
          • Biddeford Pool, Maine: M.B. Smith Audubon Sanctuary
          • Wells, Maine: Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
         • Wells, Maine: Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve at  Laudholm Farm

Related Pages & Links:
Maine Audubon Society  l  Maine  l  Maine Bureau of Parks and Land
Stanton Bird Club  l  Maine Moose Watching  l  Maine Whale, Seal & Puffin Watching