The Feather Files
Name: Pied-billed Grebe
Species: Podilymbus podiceps
Native to and Migration: Breeds from northern Canada through the West Indies and Central America to southern South America. It is seldom seen in flight, in part because it migrates by night, landing on the nearest body of water before or at dawn.
Date Seen: February 17, 2019
Location: Fountain Hills, Arizona
Notes: The nest of this species is a floating platform. It lives in freshwater marshes, lakes, and sluggish rivers, and, in winter, brackish estuaries.