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 107 records in the project database.

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Golden Eagle in Garrett Co., Maryland (1/11/2021). (c) Mike Mosser, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Mike Mosser via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Golden Eagle in Dorchester Co., Maryland (3/7/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Golden Eagle in Cecil Co., Maryland (11/8/2022). (c) Jonathan Irons, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jonathan Irons. (MBP list)

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)

Golden Eagle in Baltimore Co., Maryland (1/7/2023). (c) Tim Frye, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tim Frye via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Golden Eagle in Baltimore Co., Maryland (1/6/2023). (c) Bob Reiter, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Bob Reiter via iNaturalist. (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)

Golden Eagle in Baltimore Co., Maryland (1/7/2023). (c) Tim Frye, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tim Frye via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Golden Eagle in Dorchester Co., Maryland (3/7/2021). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Golden Eagle in Dorchester Co., Maryland (2/1/2015). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Golden Eagle in Baltimore Co., Maryland (1/28/2023). (c) Dany Sloan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Dany Sloan via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Golden Eagle in Garrett Co., Maryland (11/8/2021). (c) apistopanchax, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

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

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


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