Located on the rugged north Atlantic coast of Maine, Acadia National Park is home to a diverse assemblage of bird species. With a record of 338 bird species encountered, Acadia is considered one of the premier bird-watching areas in the country. With its wide-open views and the tallest vantage point on the eastern coast of the United States, Cadillac Mountain often provides visitors with a close look at the migrating raptors that soar along the coastline. The adventurous bird watcher can also find terns, cormorants, sand pipers, storm-petrels, and many other sea and shorebirds. Ponds and wetlands offer up-close experiences, while many land-based walking, hiking, and biking trails provide amazing views as well.