Jackman Maine Birding Cozy Cove Cabins
Jackman Maine Birding Cozy Cove Cabins

Jackman Maine Birding

Around Cozy Cove Cabins and Big Wood Lake

If you love birding, you'll enjoy staying at COZY COVE CABINS. You never know what you'll see as many migratory birds pass through on their way to northern areas from April through June. With a diverse ecosystem here, we attract waterfowl, insect eaters and seed eaters. Not to mention many birds that nest right here on our property. For example, every April the tree swallows arrive to take advantage of all the birdhouses we have put up. They entertain us as the swoop and fly around camp, chasing each other or protecting their nest.

We also have bird feeders out that attract many birds including Pine Siskins and Goldfinches. But the lake is the big draw. Sit on your cabin porch or down on the dock to observe the many waterfowl that make Big Wood Lake their home every summer. Or rent a boat and paddle your way over to Hog Island for some peaceful birding or explore some of the plentiful side coves and streams.

We'd love to hear about the birds you saw around COZY COVE CABINS and the Jackman Maine area. So please stop in and share your sightings and submit your checklists to eBird. Got pictures? We'd love to share them on our site! Just email them to us and let us know who to credit.

Common and Infrequent Birds (Partial List)

  • Pine Siskin
  • Tree Swallow
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Northern Cardinal
  • American Goldfinch
  • Wood Duck
  • Blue-headed Vireo
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Common Loon
  • Common Merganser
  • Hooded Merganser
  • Black-throated Green Warbler
  • Gray Jay
  • Bald Eagle
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Laughing Gull
  • Herring Gull
  • Great Black-backed Gull
  • Arctic Tern
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • American Redstart

Birding Around Jackman Maine

Eagles love fishing on Big Wood Lake so much so they nest not far from us near Wood Stream every year.

Looking for a lifer like the Gray Jay? Hiking to the top of Burnt Jacket mountain, a moderate hike with fantastic views, is the best spot to see some.

The nearby #5 Bog is a great place to observe raptors. The bog and jack pine stand are accessible within a quarter mile hike from either the shores of Attean Pond or the Moose River. The Nature Conservancy was instrumental in protecting this area and you can learn more about it at the nature.org website. .

Also be sure to check the Jackman Maine site for more birding info.