White-tailed Deer Odocoileus virginianus Zimmermann, 1780Synonyms: Cervus virginianus,  WTD.

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White-tailed Deer are abundant statewide.

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Over-browse by White-tailed Deer is one of the greatest issues impacting biodiversity in our region. The White-tailed Deer population imbalance results in extreme over-browsing of woodland habitats, annihilating whole plant communities and removing the shrub layer necessary for many breeding bird species. Deer preference for native species gives invasive plant species an even greater advantage, which further compounds the problem.

There are 212 records in the project database.

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A White-tailed Deer on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/26/2006). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A White-tailed Deer in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/16/2010). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

White-tailed Deer in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (5/4/2017). Photo by Emily Carter Mitchell. (MBP list)

White-tailed Deer in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (2/23/2016). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A White-tailed Deer in Howard Co., Maryland (8/18/2012). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A Piebald/Leucistic White-tailed Deer in Baltimore County, MD. Said to occur in 1% of deer populations. Albino deer are considered sacred by Native Americans. (11/16/2014). Photo by Wendy J. Alexander, Ph.D. (MBP list)

A male White-tailed Deer in Howard Co., Maryland (9/14/2016). Jeff notes "this deer has recently sloughed its softer velvet antler covering and soon these lovely red antlers will turn to a warm tan color." Photo by Jeff Culler. (MBP list)

A White-tailed Deer fawn in Garrett Co., Maryland (8/7/2012). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A White-tailed Deer fawn at Andelot Farm, Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

White-tailed Deer fawns at Andelot Farm, Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Gary Hevel. (MBP list)

A very young White-tailed Deer fawn in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/12/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

White-tailed Deer at Andelot Farm, Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

White-tailed Deer in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/26/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

A White-tailed Deer track in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/29/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

White-tailed Deer in Kent Co., Maryland (1/1/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

The skull of a White-tailed Deer in Calvert Co., Maryland (2/21/2017). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

The skull of a young male White-tailed Deer in Howard Co., Maryland (3/12/2016). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A well-hidden White-tailed Deer in Howard Co., Maryland (3/19/2017). Photo by Kevin Heffernan. (MBP list)


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