Western Grebe Images, Facts and Information:
- Western Grebes are large black and white grebes with cherry-red eyes that breed in lakes and ponds in the western North America.
- They our largest grebe in North America being only fractionally larger than Clark’s Grebes.
- The Western Grebe, like other grebes, spends almost all its time in water and is very awkward when on land.
- Western Grebes often nest in colonies that can number in the hundreds or even thousands.
- Western Grebes are migratory in much of their range and will winter off of the Pacific Coast.
- Folk names for Western Grebes include Dabchick, Swan-necked Grebe and Swan Grebe.
- A group of grebes is called a “water dance” of grebes.
- They lay between 1 to 7 eggs which take 23 to 24 days to hatch. Both parents incubate.
- Western Grebes can live to be 15 years old.
I hope you enjoy viewing my Western Grebe photos.