If you’re looking to see wildlife in the Adirondacks, our region is home to some beautiful creatures like massive moose, curious beavers, iconic bald eagle, and gorgeous great-horned owls. Whether you’re an avid birdwatcher or novice wildlife observer, you’ll love watching all the curious creatures surrounding the Whiteface Lodge.

Winter Birdwatching in the Adirondacks

Birding is a fun activity that encourages people to explore the great outdoors and learn more about their surroundings. Bird watchers can expect to see birds around feeders, eagles near open water, as well as hawks and owls in large fields or meadows throughout winter in the Adirondacks. Winter raptors such as snowy owls and short-eared owls, migrate to the Adirondacks. After spending much of the year breeding and hunting in the tundra of the Canadian shield, they move south for the winter. Which draws curious birdwatchers to Lake Placid for a chance to glimpse at these majestic birds in the wild. If you would like to go bird watching this winter, please help us ensure their survival. Make sure to keep a respectful distance from the birds, and their habitats. Respectful birdwatching will ensure the survival of our wildlife in the Adirondacks.

Wildlife in the Adirondacks

Beavers, the official mammal of New York State, live on the shadowed shorelines of the Adirondacks. Other than beavers you’ll also encounter coyotes. You’ll quickly recognize them by their bushy tails and large, pointed ears. Coyotes eat a variety of different animals and plants such as deer, rabbits, raccoons, birds, mice, and berries, depending on what’s available at the time. The Adirondacks are home to many fascinating animals, but there are some dangerous ones too. Many people are alarmed at the sound of the word “bear,” but black bears are quite shy when left alone. Bobcats very rarely attack humans – if a bobcat approaches or attempts to strike a human, it most likely is sick. Enjoy birdwatching and observing our various wildlife in the Adirondacks. Book your wild excursion to the Whiteface Lodge, today.