Nonnatives - Swan Goose

Swan Goose - Anser cygnoides

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1986

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: 2 counties  At least 10 years, 4 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:  Unknown

Species Account: Native to eastern Asia.

Habitats: Lakes

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Hillsborough 1986   Not reported breeding (B. Pranty, 2001 unpublished data)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