Western Grebe

Western grebe Admission Date: 18 April 2016
Outcome: Released, 24 April 2016 at Kiowa Marsh
Location of Rescue: Pocahontas County
Cause of Admission / Condition: Grounded, unable to take flight
Patient Status: Patient Archive

Pocahontas County Conservation staff found a grounded western grebe. Just like our earlier common loon that was grounded, grebe legs are so far back on their body that they need water for a running take-off for flight. Not surprising this grebe is a bet lethargic at admit and needs to gain some weight! Another minnow eater…


24 April 2016 – grebe release!