Our Mission


The mission of the Wheeler Bay Wildlife Sanctuary is to preserve and enhance select tracts of Mid-Coast Maine’s coastal habitat.  With the onslaught of development along Maine’s coast, precious wildlife habitat is vanishing at an alarming rate.  While some species, such as raccoons and foxes, adapt to development, other species, such as bald eagles, are left with no place to live and breed, resulting in diminished biodiversity.  The Wheeler Bay Wildlife Sanctuary provides 86 acres of relatively undisturbed habitat on Wheeler Bay for all species to thrive. The mission is therefore to protect, enhance, educate, and inspire.

Eagle visiting sanctuary
Eagle visiting the sanctuary March, 2014

Bold Eagles visit Wheeler Bay Wildlife Sanctuary all year round.