Eared Grebe – Cambria Co, PA

Alex Lamoreaux|

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)

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Alex Lamoreaux

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Alex Lamoreaux has been an avid birder and naturalist since he was a youngster, growing up exploring the farmland and Appalachian ridges near Hershey, Pennsylvania. He attended Penn State University, studying wildlife biology. Alex has traveled extensively throughout North America, Central America, and South Africa and is a freelance nature tour guide, field biologist, and wildlife photographer. Alex has worked on wildlife research projects ranging from Whimbrel migration along the coast of Virginia to Yellow-billed Cuckoo nesting in the desert southwest. He has been the migration counter at the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory for the past two fall seasons, documenting the massive visible migration of raptors and songbirds along Lake Superior. Alex loves to share his knowledge of nature, and strives to bring the birding community together to share in the fun that studying birds and wildlife has to offer. He has helped to organize and coordinate birding events in his home state of Pennsylvania and beyond. Contact Info Alex Lamoreaux aslamoreaux@gmail.com (717) 943-7086