NorthwestBirding.com - Birds
    HOME     NorthwestJourney.com     RidgefieldBirds.com     Complete BirdList     "Trips"     Birds of Lewis and Clark
"Clark's Grebe"
Clark's Grebe:    The Clark's Grebe was named after Mr. J.H. Clark, who collected the first known specimen of the bird in Chihuahua, Mexico. Prior to 1985 the Clark's Grebe was considered the same species as the Western Grebe.

The origin of the name "Grebe" is uncertain. Some researchers suggest "grebe" is possibly derived from the French griabe meaning "sea mew". Ehrlich, Dobkin, and Wheye, in their 1988 publication "The Birder's Handbook", write "No one is sure of the origin of the name grebe. It may come from the Breton work krib, for 'crest'."


S.F. Baird described the Clark's Grebe in his 1884 publication "The Water Birds of North America":

"... This form, which bears a very strong resemblance to AEchmophorus occidentalis [Western Grebe], was regarded by Mr. Lawrence [1858] as being a distinct species, but is now considered as only a variety. While it thus strongly resembles the occidentalis in size and in some of its markings, it constantly differs. The two seem to have nearly the same habitat; and as it is not usual for two races of the same species to swell in exactly the same area, it seems more probably either that the differences are specific, or that they possess some sexual or other significance, unless the present form should be found to have a more southern range. The first known specimen of this form was taken by Mr. J.H. Clark in Chihuahua, Mexico, and other specimens were procured from the sea-coast of California at Santa Barbara and on San Pueblo Bay. ..."


 
April ... Columbia River at Woodland Bottoms, Washington ...

Image, 2013, Columbia River at Woodland Bottoms, Washington, click to enlarge Image, 2013, Columbia River at Woodland Bottoms, Washington, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Clark's Grebe, DIGISCOPED, Columbia River at Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Overcast and gray. Image taken April 20, 2013. Nikon ED50 and Canon S95.


May ... Vancouver Lake, Vancouver, Washington ...

Image, 2015, Vancouver Lake, Washington, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Clark's Grebe, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken May 10, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.


June ... Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon ...

Image, 2012, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Clark's Grebe, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Beautiful sunny summer day. Image taken June 10, 2012. Canon Rebel T2i, 300mm with 1.4.
Image, 2012, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Clark's Grebes, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Beautiful sunny summer day. Image taken June 10, 2012. Canon Rebel T2i, 300mm with 1.4.
Image, 2012, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2012, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Clark's Grebe, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Beautiful sunny summer day. Image taken June 10, 2012. Canon Rebel T2i, 300mm with 1.4.


... 2010 ...

Image, 2010, Fernhill Wetlands, Oregon, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
2x ... Clark's Grebes, Fernhill Wetlands, Forest Grove, Oregon. Image enlarged 200%. Overcast and gray day. Image taken June 14, 2010. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


November ... Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington ...

Image, 2012, Tokeland, Washington, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Clark's Grebe, Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Raining. Image taken November 2, 2012. Canon 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2012, Tokeland, Washington, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Clark's Grebe, Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Raining. Image taken November 2, 2012. Canon 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2012, Tokeland, Washington, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Clark's Grebe, Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Raining. Image taken November 2, 2012. Canon 7d, 400mm.


... with Western and Red-necked Grebes ...

Image, 2012, Tokeland, Washington, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Western Grebe (left, behind) and Clark's Grebe (right, front), Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Raining. Image taken November 2, 2012. Canon 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2012, Tokeland, Washington, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Clark's Grebe (left, front) and Red-necked Grebe (right, behind), Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Raining. Image taken November 2, 2012. Canon 7d, 400mm.


November ... Columbia River at Hayden Island, Oregon ...

Image, 2013, Columbia River at Hayden Island, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2013, Columbia River at Hayden Island, Oregon, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Clark's Grebe with Western Grebes, Columbia River at Hayden Island, Oregon. Weather overcast, windy, cold, with an occasional sun break, ocasional rain sprinkle. Image taken November 7, 2013. Panasonic Lumix FZ200.
Image, 2013, Columbia River at Hayden Island, Oregon, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Clark's Grebe with Western Grebes, Columbia River at Hayden Island, Oregon. DIGISCOPED, weather overcast, windy, cold, with an occasional sun break, ocasional rain sprinkle, November 7, 2013, Nikon Prostaff 65 and Fujifilm XP170.
Image, 2013, Columbia River at Hayden Island, Oregon, click to enlarge
Click image to enlarge
Clark's Grebe with Lesser Scaup and Western Grebes, Columbia River at Hayden Island, Oregon. Weather overcast and gray. Image taken November 8, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.



HOME
NORTHWEST JOURNEY - HOME
COLUMBIA RIVER IMAGES
RIDGEFIELD NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
COMPLETE BIRD LIST
WILDFLOWERS
BIRDS of LEWIS and CLARK



/Birds/clarks_grebe.html
© 2013, Lyn Topinka, "NorthwestBirding.com", All rights reserved.
Images are NOT to be downloaded from this website.
May 2015