Red-necked Grebe

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  • Species Common Name Red-necked Grebe
  • Species Scientific Name Podiceps grisegena
  • State Listing Status Sensitive


Special needs

Red-necked Grebes inhabit large lakes and ponds within a forested landscape. They require deep water for foraging and marshy, emergent vegetation for nesting.

Limiting factors

Red-necked Grebes persist as a small, isolated breeding population in Oregon. They are susceptible to pesticide impacts on reproduction. They need high water quality with diverse invertebrate and fish prey.

Conservation actions

Maintain and enhance marshy vegetation at occupied site(s). Minimize disturbance at breeding and roosting locations. This species readily uses artificial wetlands. Artificial nest platforms have been used successfully on Lake Ontario.

Key reference or plan

Waterbird Conservation for the Americas