Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons (Scopoli, 1769)  Synonyms: GWFG, Specklebelly.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Anseriformes   >   Family Anatidae   >   Genus Anser   

Status:

Rare visitor with migrant and wintering Canada Goose flocks throughout the state. Most of the birds presumed to be from Greenland, but confirmation is lacking. Records in Western Maryland may be more likely from central North American populations.

There are 127 records in the project database.

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A Greater White-fronted Goose in Frederick Co., Maryland (11/1/2014). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Greater White-fronted Goose in Howard Co., Maryland (11/13/2016). Photo by Mike Kerwin. (MBP list)

A Greater White-fronted Goose in Cecil Co., Maryland (3/2/2013). Note the nice size comparison with the Canada Goose. Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Greater White-fronted Goose in Howard Co., Maryland (1/2/2018). Photo by Emily Carter Mitchell. (MBP list)

A Greater White-fronted Goose in Allegany Co., Maryland (1/20/2018). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Greater White-fronted Goose in Howard Co., Maryland (1/7/2018). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

A Greater White-fronted Goose in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (2/13/2014). Photo by Dan Haas. (MBP list)

A Greater White-fronted Goose in Allegany Co., Maryland (1/20/2018). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Greater White-fronted Goose in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (12/19/2004). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Greater White-fronted Goose taking flight in Howard Co., Maryland (12/31/2017). Photo by Andy Connelly. (MBP list)

A Greenland Greater White-fronted Goose in Harford Co., Maryland (12/5/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

13 Greater White-fronted Geese found on the Rock Run CBC in Harford Co., Maryland (12/30/2017). These individuals are of the western subspecies. There were 14 total in this flock, comprising Harford county's highest count for this species. Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Greater White-fronted Goose in Howard Co., Maryland (1/8/2018). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

A Greater White-fronted Goose in Howard Co., Maryland (1/18/2018). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)


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