Posted by Bob Lefebvre
Here is a bird survey that any birder can participate in, to increase our knowledge of this threatened bird.
Western Grebe with chick. Photo by Dan Arndt, May 29, 2016.
One of the many hazards these diving birds face is from discarded fishing lines and equipment. In 2014 we found a dead Western Grebe on the shore of the Glenmore Reservoir in Calgary. (Something had been feeding on it.)
Dead Western Grebe, Glenmore Reservoir, Calgary, May 19, 2014. Photo by Dan Arndt.
On inspection, one of its legs was tangled in fishing line as you can see here.
Here I am holding up the dead Western Grebe, May 19, 2014. Photo by Dan Arndt.
Please help to monitor the Western Grebe’s habitat, and please keep their habitat clean!