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Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary

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Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary is a must stop for bird-lovers and historians. Towering forest, grassy swamps, ponds and springs are home to a wide array of bird, plans and wildlife. Traverse a series of trails including the Stevenson Pontoon Bog Walkway to explore unique wetlands, or the Everglade Boardwalk and crushed stone Pinkham Path which is handicap accessible. The sanctuary is also home to birds that have been injured and cannot be returned to the wild such as barred Owls, Short-Eared Owls, Red-Shouldered hawks and more which can be viewed in enclosures. The Stanwood Museum is the homestead of Captain Roswell Stanwood and where his daughter Cordelia J. Stanwood began her journey as a highly respected ornithologist and photographer. a visionary of her time. The museum is open during summer to September and is free.

289 High Street
Ellsworth, ME
(207) 667-8460


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