Maine Wildlife Viewing

Maine Wildlife Viewing

Maine wildlife viewing vacations at The Cozy Moose on Moosehead Lake is a great place for wildlife viewing in the US. The Moosehead Lake Region is known for one of the best places for wildlife experiences. There are many opportunities for animal encounters for wildlife viewing thus, we are committed to sharing our knowledge of sustaining the ecological integrity for nature vacations and wildlife viewing Moose watching - Maine wildlife watchingopportunities for years to come. 

Our Moosehead Maine Guide on staff promotes responsible Maine wildlife viewing, ecotourism travel through education and adventure wildlife tours. Learn about the wildlife viewing and animals encounters 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. An ideal wildlife destination in Maine to spot wildlife. The 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 wildlife viewing destination in US, and also a Top 10 small lake towns in US, you will enjoy a Maine wildlife vacation on Moosehead Lake at The Cozy Moose. Look for animals, watch the loons, a variety of ducks, warblers and woodpeckers thrive in the woods and you will enjoy your animal encounters.  Cozy Moose guests treasure our wildlife habitat and natural lake setting as Loon sightings are frequent. Visitors’ actions can make a difference in sustaining the health of the Moosehead Lake Area.  Choose  Maine wildlife vacation promoting  Moose watching ecotourism and animal experiences in nature.

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 vehiclesMaine Moose wildlife Watching
  • 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

Maine Wildlife viewing a Moose with calf

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.

Bull Moose wildlife watching

Best Places to see Maine Wildlife 

The Moosehead Lake region offers one of the best Maine wildlife viewing experience. Recognized as a Top 10 Wildlife Viewing Destination for Moose by USA Today, Moosehead Lake Region offers some of the best wildlife experiences. Also acknowledged as an 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 and animals have become one of the areas greatest attractions. Listed below is sampling of the abundant Maine wildlife viewing opportunities and animal encounters available in the Moosehead Lake Region. 

Lynx Population
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 population is booming. A beautiful animal to spot in Maine Woods.  2018 sightings of Lynx in Moosehead Lake Region is very encouraging as a beautiful Lynx were photographed this winter.


Maine Wildlife Watching at Moosehead Lake  

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.Watching snowshoe hare


Moosehead Lake Wildlife Watching Late April through May

Common loons and black ducks migrate to The Cozy Moose waterfront and a wide variety of birds are in the surrounding forests. Flickers, Woodpeckers and warblers can be seen outside your cabin.  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. View fun Maine Moose Facts.

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. Maine wildlife birding

Wildlife Watching – 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. 

Maine 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 for wildlife watching Eagle tours are 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. During the winter, Maine Black Bears hibernate in dens. 

Best Time of Year to See moose in Maine  Mid-September thru OctoberMoose Maine Wildlife Guide

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 bull moose and cows in during the rut. Bull moose are especially handsome this time of year, with full antlers and a beautiful coat. A great time of year for Moose wildlife adventures and other wildlife viewing. Just imagine, we saw 25 moose in a open field that our guide, Trevor Davis, called in pictured to the right. 

Wildlife Watching in Maine December thru April

Barred Owl - Maine Wildlife Viewing 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. Observe Winter birds in the woods or at feeder stations. 

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 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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