Grebes

Grebes - Family Podicipedidae

Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps. Breeder. Common to uncommon in spring, rwinter, and fall, but uncommon to occasional in summer in all regions. Found on lakes, marshy ponds, and rarely in salt water. Low Conservation Concern.

Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus. Fairly common in winter in Tennessee Valley and Gulf Coast regions, but uncommon to rare in Mountain and Inland Coastal Plain regions. Found on lakes, bays, and in the Gulf. MODERATE CONSERVATION CONCERN.

Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena. Occasional in winter, especially in Tennessee Valley and Gulf Coast regions. Found on lakes, large ponds with reedy borders, bays, and estuaries.

Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis. Uncommon to rare in winter, spring, and fall in Gulf Coast region. Rare in winter, spring, and fall in other regions. Found on lakes, bays, and in the Gulf. Low Conservation Concern.

Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis. Occasional in winter, spring, and fall. Found on sloughs, lakes, and in the Gulf.

References Cited:

Mirarchi. Ralph E., ed. 2004. Alabama Wildlife, Volume One.  A Checklist of Vertebrates and Selected Invertebrates: Aquatic Mollusks, Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals.  The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, AL. 209 pp.

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