Nonnatives - Greylag Goose

Greylag Goose - Anser anser

Florida's Nonnative Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1980's

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species are present but not confirmed to be breeding. Population persists only with repeated introductions and/or escapes of individuals.

Estimated Florida range: 3 counties  At least 10 years, 3 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:  Unknown

Species Account: It is uncertain whether these animals are feral populations or wide-ranging domestics (Robertson and Woolfenden 1992). No sustainable wild population occurs in Florida, and most are seen in ponds on farms, city parks, and golf courses (Florida BBA).

Habitats: Lakes

County First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Dade 1980's   At least 10 years (Florida BBA 1986-91)
Hillsborough 1980's   Not reported breeding (B. Pranty, 2001 unpublished data)
Lake 1980's   Not reported breeding  
Pasco 1980's   At least 10 years (Florida BBA 1986-91)
Sumter 1980's   At least 10 years  
Suwannee 1980's   Not reported breeding  


Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

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