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adirondack wildlife

Adirondack Wildlife

The Adirondacks may be known for the mountains, but what about the iconic wildlife? The Adirondacks are home to some of the most beautiful creatures. Learn about the wildlife that resides in the Adirondack Region, from the massive Moose to the iconic Bald Eagle, and even the gorgeous Great-Horned Owl!

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Adirondack Moose

The Adirondack Moose is iconic, but it has had a troublesome history in the region, and tiny parasites are threatening its history.

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Photo Credit: Rhys Templar

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Loon Calls and Photos

The loon call is such a nostalgic sound, found throughout the Adirondacks. Check out the loon guide, featuring photos, information and even a video!

Learn More About Loons In The Adirondacks »

Photo Credit: Katherine Hardeman

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Dangerous ADK Animals

The Adirondacks are home to beautiful animals, but not all animals are friendly. Learn more about some of the dangerous animals that reside in the ADKs and learn how to avoid a dangerous encounter with one of them.

See Dangerous Animals In The ADKs »

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ADK Bald Eagles

While bald eagles are a rare sight, our Facebook Fans have captured some great shots of these majestic creatures. Learn more about the Adirondack Bald Eagle and where to spot them in the ADKs!

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Photo Credit: Antoni Zaborek

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Adirondack Owls

Photographer Eric Dresser shares some of magnificent photography of owls found in the Adirondacks! Check out these stunning photos, along with useful information about several breeds.

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Wolves

Wolves disappeared from the Adirondacks for a long time due to habitat destruction and overhunting, but it has recently been discovered that they may be naturally repopulating the region!

Learn More About Wolves »

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Coyotes

As wolves were driven out of the Adirondacks, coyotes stepped in to fill their niche. Today, there are thought to be around 14,500 breeding pairs of coyotes in New York State.

Learn More About Coyotes »

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Beavers

Beavers were almost completely wiped out of the Adirondacks by the mid-1800's, but made a strong resurgence in the 1900's. Today, there are as many as 70,000 living in the region!

Learn More About Beavers »

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Birding

Bird watching is a popular activity in the Adirondacks, especially in the spring. Learn about the different species that live here, and when and where to find them.

Learn More About Birding »

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Peregrine Falcons

Peregrine falcons are one of the most fierce aerial predators and can reach speeds of up to 180 mph when pursuing prey, a rate rarely topped by any other bird.

Learn More About Peregrine Falcons »

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Nuisance Species

When humans leave food out, it can result in unwanted conflicts with animals. Learn how to avoid these and coexist happily with the wildlife in your area.

Learn More About Avoiding Conflict »

Photo Credit: Antoni Zaborek

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Eastern Cougars

Cougars nearly went extinct in the Adirondacks by the 1900's, but cougar sightings continued. Today, the small cougar population is considered an unsustainable one.

Learn More About Eastern Cougars »

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Fishers

Fishers have the ability to take down a porcupine, but their dietary habits make them omnivores. Thanks to conservation efforts, their population has risen.

Learn More About Fishers »

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Turtles

There are four species of turtles native to the Adirondack Park, and while two are widespread, the other two are uncommon.

Learn More About Turtles »

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Black Bears

Although black bears are considered dangerous mammals in the Adirondacks, they are less of a threat if you know how to prevent and handle an encounter.

Learn More About Black Bears »

Photo Credit: Gerry Lemmo

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Wildlife Photography

Want to learn more about wildlife photography? Find out the 10 most recommended tips for wildlife photography and get started!

Learn More About Wildlife Photography »

Photo Credit: Gerry Lemmo

Header Photo Credit: Gerry Lemmo

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