Bird Watching

There are more than 48 different species of birds in and around Acadia National Park. It is a heaven for bird lovers as each species of a particular bird had more subspecies present in the park as well. For all bird enthusiasts visiting Acadia National Park, the following locations are perfect for bird viewing:

Cadillac Mountain

Avoid the crowd traffic by coming early in the year. It is the best place to watch the beautiful Hawks on the North Ridge Trail.

Sieur de Monts Spring Area

The best place to explore the amazing Great Meadow and the Wild Gardens of Acadia. If you are in the mood for a nice walk, The Hemlock Trail, Jesup Trail and Stratheden Trail are the way to go.


This is the place to be for Peregrine Falcons and other raptors that pass by this area. The cliff gives a perfect view for nesting peregrine falcons during the April and all the way till August.

Bear Brook and Beaver Dam Pond

View the birds of the land while you have a picnic with your family and friends near the pond and the wetlands.

Carriage Roads

If riding on the Carriage Roads, make sure that you carry binoculars as everywhere you go you will get an amazing view of a flock of songbirds.

Otter Point Area

Explore the Otter Ocean and Cliffs, Otter Cove, Fabbri Picnic Area and the Old Soaker Island.

Schoodic Peninsula and the Wonderland Ship Harbor

Great areas for bird watching. The rails in these areas go along the Big Heath, Mosquito Harbor, Frazer Point and Loop Road.

Seawall Area

Another great place to have a picnic while birding. The Hio Road, Seawall Picnic Area and Seawall Campgrounds are all great spots for bird enthusiasts.

Different Species of Birds

Of the numerous birds that inhabit or pass through these lands, the following birds are the ones that can be viewed at different locations:

  • Loons
  • Grebes
  • Shearwaters
  • Storm-Petrels
  • Gannets
  • Cormorants
  • Bitterns and Herons
  • Ibises
  • Geese and Ducks
  • Rails
  • Plovers
  • Sandpipers
  • Jaegers
  • Gulls and Terns
  • Alcids
  • Vultures
  • Hawks, Falcons and Eagles
  • Grouse
  • Doves
  • Cuckoos
  • Owls
  • Nightjars
  • Swifts
  • Hummingbirds
  • Kingfishers
  • Woodpeckers
  • Flycatchers
  • Larks
  • Swallows
  • Jays and Crows
  • Chickadees
  • Nuthatches
  • Creepers
  • Wrens
  • Thrushes
  • Mimics
  • Pipits
  • Waxwings
  • Shrikes
  • Starlings
  • Vireos
  • Tanagers
  • Wood Warblers
  • Cardinals
  • New World Sparrows
  • Black Birds and Orioles
  • Finches
  • Old World Sparrows

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