Two Pied-billed Grebes

Admission Date: 9 and 10 April 2015
Outcome: Released, Guthrie and Dallas County
Location of Rescue: Carroll and Guthrie County
Cause of Admission / Condition: Grounded
Patient Status: Patient Archive

Kay and Cassie each picked up a pied-billed grebe that had been grounded on dry land. Both grebes mistook wet pavement for a body of water. Grebes cannot take off from land as their legs are placed too far back on their bodies for a running start. Each bird was given a once-over to make sure there were no injuries and then given a lift to a body of water! Released! Check out this video of Kay’s grebe release.