Acadia is famous for its sunrises, sweeping coastal vistas, pink granite mountains, and diverse forests. However it’s also home to a plethora of wildlife species—ranging from the smallest microorganisms living in tidepools to larger animals on land and in water.
Wildlife: Where and When to See
Animals of all kinds can be seen throughout the park, but different habitats support different species. To see songbirds, try diverse forested areas like Sieur de Monts Spring or the Wonderland Trail. See shorebirds along Ocean Drive, at Seawall, or at Schoodic Point. Check the skies along the shores of Acadia’s ponds or ocean to look for bald eagles, and look up from The Precipice parking lot to spot peregrine falcons defending the cliff. Look for otters and mink at the Tarn, or check out Great Meadow in the morning or evening to see white-tailed deer. Other, more elusive species like bobcats and fishers live in the park, but are rarely seen.
Last updated: September 24, 2020