Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis (Lawrence, 1858)Reviewable (MD/DCRC)    Synonyms: WEGR.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Podicipediformes   >   Family Podicipedidae   >   Genus Aechmophorus   

Status:

Very rare vagrant. There are currently four accepted records for the species in Maryland, as well as four accepted to the genus Aechmophorus (Western/Clark's). Two additional reports in the queue are documented and expected to be accepted.

There are 17 records in the project database.

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A Western Grebe on Sinepuxent Bay, Worcester Co., Maryland (11/20/2012). Found by Sam Dyke. Photo by Dan Haas. (MBP list)

A distant Western Grebe silhouette with smaller Bufflehead on Sinepuxent Bay, Worcester Co., Maryland (11/23/2012). Found by Sam Dyke. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Western Grebe just off Assateague Island, Maryland (11/16/2013). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A Western Grebe at Eastern Neck NWR in Kent Co., Maryland (11/25/1995). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Western Grebe in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/21/2012). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Western Grebe in Worcester Co., Maryland (4/24/1994). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

A Western Grebe off Assateague Island (4/24/1994). Photo by Mark Hoffman. (MBP list)

A Western Grebe on Loch Raven Reservoir, Baltimore Co., Maryland (12/22/1984). Photo by Bob Ringler. (MBP list)

A nice comparison of Western (left) and Clark's Grebe (right) near the Salton Sea, California (10/9/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list) (More of this species)


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