Maine Wildlife Viewing
Maine wildlife viewing vacations at The Cozy Moose on Moosehead Lake is a great place for wildlife viewing. The Moosehead Lake Region offers many opportunities for wildlife viewing thus, we are committed to sharing our knowledge of sustaining the ecological integrity for nature vacations and wildlife viewing opportunities for years to come.
Our Moosehead Maine Guide on staff promotes responsible Maine wildlife viewing, ecotourism travel through education and adventure tours. Learn about the wildlife viewing and animals that you may see throughout the stay when you vacation at The Cozy Moose.
Maine Wildlife Habitats
Moosehead Lake surrounding mountains, ponds, and bogs are largely undeveloped giving way to a wide variety of wildlife eco systems. Maine Moose roam free and outnumber the people here 3:1. The coyote and bear population thrive, and beaver, otters, and fox sightings are common. Moosehead Lake Region is known for its wide variety of birds that thrive in the area.
Enjoy a Maine wildlife vacation
Top 10 small lake towns in US, enjoy a peaceful and lake setting on Moosehead Lake. Watch the loons, a variety of ducks, and variety of warblers and woodpeckers that thrive in the area. Cozy Moose guests treasure our natural lake setting as Loon sightings are frequent. Visitors’ actions can make a difference in sustaining the health of the Moosehead Lake Area. A Maine wildlife viewing Moose watching ecotourism nature vacation travel destination.
Ecotourism in Maine
Become wise stewards of the land during your stay.
Maine vacation waterfront is protected by NRPA and shore land waterfront zoning restrictions, making it a unique wildlife refuge. The NRPA (Natural Resource Protection Act) regulates earth disturbance in, on and within 100 ft of Moosehead Lake.
Prevent erosion – ground cover, decomposing leaves, twigs and rocks along our shoreline be left undisturbed.
Please prevent ground contamination by practicing the following:
- Conserve water
- Stagger showers
- Use caution not to spill any oil used for recreational vehicles
- Collect all cooking grease in sealed containers, and put in trash (never pour down the drain or outside)
Tread Lightly – Leave a good impression – Protect the Maine outdoors for the wildlife conservation.
T – Travel and recreate with minimum impact
R – Respect the environment and rights of others
E – Educate yourself, plan and prepare before you go
A – Allow for future use of the outdoors; leave it better than you found it
D – Discover the rewards of responsible recreation
Forest Society of Maine – Maine Conservation Efforts for of forest land, plants and wildlife surrounding Moosehead Lake preserving our forests Maine wildlife.
North Maine Woods – Multiple use – Multiple ownership – Multiple Management – Promotes responsible Moosehead Lake Region and beyond eco travel for Maine vacation recreation.
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife protects all species of Maine wildlife and aquatic resources in state of Maine.
Maine Wildlife Viewing at Moosehead Lake
The Moosehead Lake region of Maine wildlife viewing and is a top Moose ecotourism destinations in the Americas. The region is abundant natural resources and wildlife viewing opportunities. Nature tourism based activities, moose safaris, and wildlife tours are enjoyed all four seasons. The Maine moose and other wildlife have become one of the areas greatest attractions. Listed below is sampling of the abundant wildlife viewing opportunities available in the area.
Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife biologists in the past have identified six dens containing nearly double the number of lynx kittens found in previous years. The lynx is listed as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act.
Maine Wildlife Watching All Year
See variety of birds, squirrels and chipmunks that visit The Cozy Moose that you can enjoy throughout the year. Foxes, deer and Snowshoe Hares are also viewed in the surrounding forests. Beavers, bobcats, and coyotes are occasionally spotted as well. Go Watch wildlife out your door throughout the seasons. Maine Wildlife Watching Guide Services are available by our recreational guide on staff. Growing up in Greenville, Maine and being a tourism professional, he has extensive knowledge to share. Maine moose tours have a educational focus on forestry, management of moose, other wildlife habitat.
Wildlife Watching Late April through May
Common loons and black ducks return to The Cozy Moose waterfront and a wide variety of birds return to the surrounding forests. Otters and Beavers have been observed swimming in the open water. Loons begin their courtship, establish their territories and bond with their mates. Bird Watching is great this time of year and can be done throughout the seasons. Embrace spring and watch wildlife.
Wildlife Watching Late April through October
Maine Moose Tours and Moose safari adventures into moose country. Maine wildlife Moose tours are a great way to enjoy the vast wilderness of Moosehead Lake Region, mountain scenery, and look for moose and other wildlife. Your Maine guide knows the area well, and will take you to popular moose haunts and scenic overlooks
Wildlife Watching May and June
The most predictable time to spot Maine Moose along the roadsides.. Mid June is a great time to catch a glimpse of a cow moose with her nursing calves. Maine wildlife watching of our Loons is a favorite attraction at The Cozy Moose. Listening to Loons and watching them build their nests on small islands in shallow coves away from people and predators, with parents taking turns warming their eggs. Song birds return to the area and bird watchers enjoy the wide variety of species the migrate in the spring. Maine Bird watching tours are educational. Listen, it is bird song season and very enjoyable time to visit.
Wildlife Watching – Nature Leaf Peeping Too Late May thru October
Maine Wildlife Watching and Nature Safaris – Adventure to one of our areas moose hangouts and secret ponds and bogs looking for wildlife and moose. This Maine vacation nature adventure moose tour provides a tranquil and relaxing setting for moose and other Maine wildlife viewing. Wildlife tours by land offer chances for up close moose viewings and great scenery. Take a selfie with a Moose on our private tours.
Wildlife Viewing June,July, August and early September
Moose are found on ponds and bog areas on land feeding on plant growth. Go to various Maine wildlife viewing areas by vehicle; therefore, moose land tours will cover more areas offering you great Maine wildlife viewing opportunities. Maine Moose safaris are only one of the (Moosehead Lake Attractions) in the area. Watching Loons is a popular wildlife viewing attraction as eggs hatch, the parent spend most of their time fishing for their Loon chicks at the waterfront and see them which riding on their parents’ backs from the dock. Almost at the same time, Eagles eggs hatch, so that tours to see Eagle’s with their young are offer Maine wildlife watching on Eagle tours available during certain times of year. One Maine wildlife watching tour saw 20 eagles this year when fledglings hatched.
Wildlife Viewing at Moosehead July to early August
From a boat, it’s possible to glimpse Peregrine Falcons teaching their young to fly and hunt. making their home on the cliffs of Mt Kineo a nesting habitat.
See Bald Eagles, Osprey, Canada Geese, Blue Herons and many other birds’ nesting habitats in the area and surrounding bogs, and forests of Moosehead Lake throughout the summer.
Maine Wildlife Viewing Late August to early September
Observe Black bears eating wild blueberries, blackberries and raspberries growing throughout the area in open fields; after all, Maine has the largest population of Black Bears east of the Mississippi. During mating season wildlife watching for bears is best as they are roaming looking for mates. They are the most secretive of all animals look for them in early morning or in evening at night.
Foliage Tours in Moose Country are popular this time of year as Moose become more active and visible as rutting season arrives. Our Maine Guide, Trevor, on staff calls bulls and cows in during the rut. Bull moose are especially handsome this time of year, with full antlers and a beautiful coat. This is a great time of year for Moose adventures for Maine wildlife viewing, as we saw 25 moose in a open field that our guide called in pictured to the right.
Wildlife Watching in Maine December thru April
Winter vacation wildlife watching combines the love of outdoors and the adventure. A unique winter vacation experience allowing you to take in the sights and sounds of winter wildlife. Enjoy a winter wildlife and nature walk and go animal tracking discovering habitats and look for Owls and Eagles perching for food.
Winter Maine Wildlife – January thru March
Professionally guided Maine snowmobiling tours, focus on the appreciation of winter wonderland. Explore groomed trails and back country snowmobile trails known to few looking for signs of Maine wildlife and winter wildlife habitat. Maine Wildlife Viewing Opportunities- Snowshoe hares, coyotes, eagles, owls, gray jays, grouse, deer, mink, moose and more! See animal tracks after a fresh snowfall.
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