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Wildlife Watching

Encounter Maine’s Wildlife in their Natural Habitat – on Land or Sea

The Greater Portland area is a magnet for the wildlife watcher. Nature preserves, parks and sanctuaries, and the region’s wide-ranging geography of woodland areas and coastal harbors provide numerous opportunities to see native species dwelling in their natural habitat on land and in the sea.

Whale-watching expeditions are a visitor favorite. Visitors can catch one of many touring boats that depart from the Portland waterfront or the shores of neighboring coastal towns to known whale feeding grounds for a glimpse of these sleek denizens of the sea. Along the way, visitors shouldn’t be surprised to see sharks, dolphins, a bald eagle or osprey, and plenty of sunbathing seals lolling on the rocky coast. At the right time of year, tour boats set out to view a large breeding colony of Atlantic Puffins, on land to raise their young, and viewable by boat on three of Maine’s islands.

Back on land, nearby Gray is home to The Maine Wildlife Park, which gives a permanent home to wildlife that cannot survive in the wild because of injury or earlier captivity. There, wildlife lovers get a close up look at over 25 species of Maine wildlife such as moose, lynx, black bears, mountain lions, kestrels, and barred and great horned owls. Those planning a trip to Acadia or other forested parks and preserves will encounter scores of species of animal, including peregrine falcons, dolphins and marine mammals, foxes, deer, as well as the wonders of the sea – crabs, sea urchins, and starfish will fascinate both kids and adults.

It is no secret that many come to Maine hoping for a glimpse of North America’s tallest land mammal, the moose. Although moose roam all over the state, they are more commonly seen in the northern and western areas. Registered Maine Guides escort visitors to the places moose are known to roam, which may also provide opportunities to see whitetail deer, and even the occasional black bear, along the way.

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