Common Loon: It’s pretty much a guarantee that you’ll see a loon while you’re at Medomak. And, if for some reason you don’t, you’ll certainly hear one. The wail of the loon echoes across the whole lake, and can sometimes be mistaken for that of a coyote or wolf.
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Bald Eagle: Another one that resides on the lake; the sight of it swooping over the pontoon boat is one that you’ll never forget.
Barred Owl: A little less likely to be seen (you’ll have to stay up late), the barred owl is one of about a dozen species of owls that can be found in Maine.
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American Bittern: This stocky heron stays mostly hidden but it, too, can often be heard. Its call is recognizable and kind of… funny, like a low gulping sound.
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Great Blue Heron: As a kid, I would see these on the pond near my home in upstate NY and I would always be really impressed. There’s something triumphant about the sight of a great blue heron holding a fish in its beak. These can be found all over Maine too.
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