Eared Grebe – Cambria Co, PA

Alex LamoreauxBird Finding Tips, Bird Sightings, Chase, Photography, Rarities0 Comments

On the evening of April 24th I got a text from Michael David asking me to get the word out that he was currently looking at an Eared Grebe at Prince Gallitzin State Park in Cambria County.  My friends and I finally had a chance to run over and try to find the bird and we were lucky enough to find it near the Turtle Cove Mooring Area at the NW portion of the lake. The bird was first seen near the the small dock there, but then floated around Link Point and began heading towards Pickerel Pond, where it had been seen earlier in the day by other birders. Lucky for birders, this bird is almost in full breeding plumage! Four other Eared Grebes have been reported in Cambria County and all were at Prince Gallitzin SP – 2 birds were seen from September 8th to September 10th, 2011 and two birds were seen on November 25th, 1992.

Eared Grebe - Prince Gallitzin SP (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Eared Grebe - Prince Gallitzin SP (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)

Eared Grebe - Prince Gallitzin SP (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)