Portraits of Acadia: Patrick Kark

Bearded ranger wearing ball cap and binoculars
Patrick Kark, ornithology ranger, leads a walk for visitors at Sieur de Monts on July 6, 2018

Yehyun Kim, Friends of Acadia

Birds are everywhere. They're one of the few animals that can live in and around us. Even in our cities, rural areas, urban areas, or suburbs, wherever you want to name, birds are there. Being in tune to that world, and trying to help people get in tune to that world and see the importance of birds, I really think that's special. There is a saying that goes, "If we save the birds, then we will save the world." If people commit to this idea, then every place will see the ecological benefits.

– Patrick Kark, ornithology ranger

Owls on tree branch
Juvenile barred owl siblings socialize on a tree in Sieur de Monts on July 7, 2018

Yehyun Kim, Friends of Acadia

Return to Portraits of Acadia series

Learn about birding opportunities for visitors on our
Things To Do and Event Calendar pages.

Acadia National Park

Last updated: March 31, 2022