Snow Goose Anser caerulescens (Linnaeus, 1758)  Synonyms: Chen caerulescens, SNGO.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Anseriformes   >   Family Anatidae   >   Genus Anser   

Status:

Common winter resident in sections of the Eastern Shore, where it can be locally abundant. Uncommon across the rest of the state, usually small numbers with Canada Goose flocks. Small numbers known to summer, especially on the Eastern Shore, often involving injured birds.

Description:

Large white goose with black wingtips. Compare smaller Ross's Goose, which is rare but regular in large flocks of geese.

Where to find:

Open fields and marshes on the Eastern Shore.

There are 209 records in the project database.

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An immature and mature Snow Goose observed at Hurlock WWTP, Dorchester Co., Maryland (11/29/2008). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Snow geese landing in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (1/31/2014). Photo by Danny Poet. (MBP list)

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

An adult Snow Goose in Harford Co., Maryland (10/4/2014). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

A Snow Goose in Cecil Co., Maryland (1/23/2019). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

A Snow Goose in Washington Co., Maryland (1/1/2018). Photo by Linda Lewis. (MBP list)

A flock of Snow Geese in Worcester Co., Maryland (12/10/2010). Photo by W.D. Auer. (MBP list)

Snow Geese in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (1/7/2018). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Snow Geese in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (1/7/2018). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

An immature Snow Goose in flight near Bombay Hook NWR, Delaware (12/21/2014) Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)


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