My adventures in the woods, streams, rivers, fields, and lakes of Michigan

Grebes


Grebes

Order: Podicipediformes Family: Podicipedidae
Grebes are small to medium-large sized freshwater diving birds. They have lobed toes, and are excellent swimmers and divers. However, they have their feet placed far back on the body, making them quite ungainly on land. There are 5 Michigan species.

Eared Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis

Horned Grebe, Podiceps auritus

Pied-billed Grebe, Podilymbus podiceps

Red-necked Grebe, Podiceps grisegena

Western Grebe, Aechmorphorus occidentalis

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