Common Eider Somateria mollissima (Linnaeus, 1758)Coastal Plain only    Synonyms: American Eider Duck, COEI.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Anseriformes   >   Family Anatidae   >   Genus Somateria   

Status:

Regular winter resident at the Ocean City Inlet, but very rare elsewhere in the state.

Where to find:

Ocean City Inlet in late fall and winter.

There are 101 records in the project database.

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A drake Common Eider at the Ocean City Inlet, Worcester Co., Maryland (11/7/2009). This is the only reliable site for the species in Maryland. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list) (More of this species)

A hen Common Eider at the Ocean City Inlet in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/26/2014). Photo by Tim Carney. (MBP list)

Another hen Common Eider in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/26/2014). Photo by Tim Carney. (MBP list)

A pair of Common Eiders at the Ocean City Inlet, Worcester Co., Maryland (11/7/2009). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Common Eider in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/24/2017). Photo by Tim Carney. (MBP list)

A Common Eider in Worcester Co., Maryland (12/27/2020). (c) Tim Frye, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tim Frye via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Eider at the Ocean City Inlet in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/9/2014). Photo by Mike Burchett. (MBP list)

A Common Eider in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/30/2014). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Common Eider in Worcester Co., Maryland (12/13/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

A Common Eider in Worcester Co., Maryland (3/5/2017). Photo by Dan Haas. (MBP list)

A Common Eider in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (11/25/2016). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

A Common Eider in Worcester Co., Maryland (10/19/2015). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Common Eider in Worcester Co., Maryland (1/20/2018). (c) jugbayjs, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jugbayjs via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Common Eider in Worcester Co., Maryland (12/13/2020). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Common Eider in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (11/29/2009). Very rare away from the immediate coast in Maryland. Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Common Eider in Worcester Co., Maryland (1/20/2018). (c) jugbayjs, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jugbayjs via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Common Eider in Worcester Co., Maryland (12/13/2020). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Common Eider in Worcester Co., Maryland (12/13/2020). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Common Eider in Worcester Co., Maryland (2/15/2021). (c) Jim Brighton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Common Eider in Worcester Co., Maryland (12/13/2020). (c) Stephen John Davies, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Stephen John Davies via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Common Eiders in flight at the Ocean City Inlet, Maryland (11/23/2013). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)


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