Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus Baillon, 1834Reviewable (MD/DCRC)  Synonyms: PFGO, Pinkfoot.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Anseriformes   >   Family Anatidae   >   Genus Anser   

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This rare visitor to our area breeds in Greenland, Iceland, and western Europe. Maryland has four records (Howard, Baltimore, Kent, Caroline), all since 2012. Records have become annual in the Mid-Atlantic and more Maryland records should be expected.

There are 16 records in the project database.

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A pair of Pink-footed Geese in Baltimore Co., Maryland (2/1/2014). Found the previous day by Benjamin DeHaven. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A pair of Pink-footed Geese in Baltimore Co., Maryland (2/1/2014). Found the previous day by Benjamin DeHaven. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A pair of Pink-footed Geese in Baltimore Co., Maryland (2/1/2014). Found the previous day by Benjamin DeHaven. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Pink-footed Goose in Baltimore Co., Maryland (2/2/2014). Photo by Jared Fisher. (MBP list)

Maryland's first record of Pink-footed Goose in Howard Co., Maryland (2/21/2012). Found by Nick Lund the previous day and continuing through 2/22. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Pink-footed Goose in Caroline Co., Maryland (2/17/2018). Fourth record for Maryland and first for Caroline Co. Found by Dan Small and John Hubbell. Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

Two Pink-footed Geese in Kent Co., Maryland (12/18/2016). First record for Kent County and the Eastern Shore found by Amanda Spears. Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

Pink-footed Geese in Baltimore Co., Maryland (2/2/2014). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)


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