Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos (Linnaeus, 1758)  Synonyms: GOEA.

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 67 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)


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