Eared Grebe

Podiceps nirgicollis


This Eared Grebe, present at Peter’s River in early December 2017, was a long-awaited first record for the province. (Photo: Jared Clarke, December 3 2017)

Status: Very Rare (<5 records)

Origins: In North America, Eared Grebe breeds through much of the interior of the western United States, wintering in the southern United States and Mexico. Known as “Black-necked Grebe” in the Old World, it also breeds through much of temperate Europe and Asia, wintering into Africa.

Record Details:  One record for Newfoundland: An adult was present at Peter’s River from December 1-4, 2017.

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