Random bird post: Pied-billed Grebe

Today, my post will be about a species that is not always easy to spot (if only because it is a diminutive and not very colourful member of the Podicipedidae family), namely the Pied-billed Grebe (Latin: Podilymbus podiceps / en français: grèbe à bec bigarré).

Pied-billed Greeb (breeding adult), Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC (Canada), April 15, 2012

I suppose today’s post is not really that random: I am writing about the Pied-billed Grebe because I found out a few days ago that at least one pair of these birds is breeding this year for the first time in a while at Stanley Park in Vancouver, BC (Canada). If you want to see a photo of one of the newly minted Stanley Park PBG chicks, click on the following link, which will take you to the appropriate page of the park’s Ecology Society website: All about birds.

Pied-billed Grebe (non-breeding adult), Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC (Canada), December 2011

I will conclude by pointing out that although Stanley Park did not have a nesting Pied-billed Grebes for several years, this species is nonetheless considered to be of least concern by IUCN (to find out more, visit the appropriate BirdLife International page).


6 thoughts on “Random bird post: Pied-billed Grebe

      1. I see you found it thru some other friends. See you there! 🙂 Denise Russell

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