Discover Over 300 Species of Birds

If you are looking for an incredible birding experience, look no further than birding on Mount Desert Island. Because Acadia National Park protects an amazing number of habitats, over 300 species of birds have been recorded in and around the park. From the sub-alpine mountaintop of Cadillac to the shores of the Frenchman Bay, you will find an amazing assortment of bird species.
Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island is home to Boreal Chickadees, nine species of Flycatchers, Winter Wrens, Merlins, Sparrows, Swallows, and Warblers, as well as the Purple Finch, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, American Woodcock, Bald Eagles, and other songbirds, shorebirds and waterfowl. Grassland nesting species also include Bobolinks, Lincoln’s, Nelson’s, Savannah, Song, and White-throated Sparrows on migration.
Birding on Mount Desert Island also offers off shore boat trips, which allow birders to add many different pelagic birds to their life List. Atlantic Puffin, Razorbills, Black Guillemots and Common Murre are routinely seen off shore, along with Laughing and Great Black-backed Gulls, Arctic, Common and Roseate Terns. Other pelagic birds include Northern Gannets, Fulmars, Greater, Sooty and Manx Shearwaters as well as Leach’s and Wilson’s Storm Petrels.
Explore an extensive species list here.
Explore a Birding Field Guide to Mount Desert Island/Hancock County here.
Birding on Mount Desert Island, Maine