The Grebe Project

Breeding GrebeSince 2010, the Redbud Audubon Society has joined two other chapters of California Audubon in a cooperative project promoting the conservation of Western Grebes and Clark’s Grebes on several lakes in northern California. Financed by oil spill mitigation funds administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Fish and Wildlife Federation, the project has focused on monitoring the breeding success of grebes, documenting nesting disturbances, deploying warning signs and buoys around the perimeter of nesting colonies, and educating the public about various threats to the grebes’ reproductive success and how the threats may be reduced. The Redbud Audubon Society has focused on the grebes of Clear Lake, which supports one of the largest breeding populations of grebes in California.

More information can be found on the following topics:  Grebe Project Outreach, Grebe Project Monitoring, and the Amazing Dancing Grebe

Aechmophorus grebe colony Clear Lake CA