Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos (Linnaeus, 1758)    Synonyms: GOEA.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Accipitriformes   >   Family Accipitridae   >   Genus Aquila   

Status:

Rare but regular fall migrant and winter resident. Found in open areas with large numbers of geese and other waterfowl, often favoring certain areas for consecutive winters.

Where to find:

High counts can be had along western Maryland ridges during late fall migration. Favorite winter locations include Blackwater NWR and vicinity, Pickering Creek Audubon Center, and Chesapeake Farms.

There are 70 records in the project database.

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A Golden Eagle soars over Dorchester Co., Maryland (1/26/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Golden Eagle found at Pickering Creek Audubon Sanctuary, Talbot Co., Maryland (1/29/2012). Photo by Jared Fisher. (MBP list)

An immature Golden Eagle soaring over Pickering Creek Audubon Sanctuary, Talbot Co., Maryland (3/9/2013). Photo by Wendy Crowe. (MBP list)

A Golden Eagle at Soldiers Delight in Baltimore Co., Maryland (11/18/2016). Photo by Keith Eric Costley. (MBP list)

A Golden Eagle in Talbot Co., Maryland (12/4/2011). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

A Golden Eagle in Harford Co., Maryland (1/26/2018). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A Golden Eagle in Talbot Co., Maryland (12/17/2017). Photo by Daniel Irons. (MBP list)

A Golden Eagle in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (2/17/2008). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Golden Eagle in Worcester Co., Maryland (2/21/2009). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Golden Eagle in Carroll Co., Maryland (2/13/2018). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Golden Eagle in Washington Co., Maryland (12/28/2017). Photo by Linda Lewis. (MBP list)

A Golden Eagle in Kent Co., Maryland (2/21/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)


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