Wildlife viewing and birdwatching exist throughout the year, and an accessible wildlife viewing platform is located on the bog, serving as a great spot to see Canada geese, mallard, wood duck, hooded merganser, pied-billed grebe
, belted kingfisher, killdeer, green heron, and great blue heron.
Waterbirds like the American bittern and pied-billed grebe
may skip their southbound migrations and winter in Maine instead.
Eleven waterbird species (American Black Duck, American Coot, Bufflehead, Canada Goose, Gadwall, Hooded Merganser, Lesser Scaup, Mallard, Pied-Billed Grebe
, Ring-Necked Duck, and Wood Duck) comprised at least 2.0% at either wetland during the 2 years of surveys.
Many "listers" travelled to see a Hudsonian Godwit in Somerset, whilst to the north a Pied-billed Grebe
was at RSPB Leighton Moss, Lancashire.
Elkowitz identified the trill of a kingfisher and the clown-like sound of a pied-billed grebe
. Mid-sentence, he'd interrupt himself, looking skyward, with, "There goes somebody," or, "Whoops, there's a black vulture."
The two birds are the American bittern, and the Pied-billed grebe
. Long's bullrush is protected plant life at the site.
The deep water above the dam brings in common loon and horned, eared, western, Clark's and (rarely) red-necked grebes in migration, along with pied-billed grebe
, American coot and common merganser.
LAST week a small grebe, spotted on a lake at Hollingworth, Rochdale, was confirmed as a Pied-billed Grebe
, a rare North American species.
"The endangered pied-billed grebe
makes its home in Brooklyn's Prospect Park."
In addition to documentation and probable description, the authors provide interesting vignettes on times and cultures, traditions past--such as remarks from old market hunters that Pied-Billed Grebe
and Horned Grebe were actively marketed and considered "excellent" table fare.
(Podilymbus podiceps).--Butler (1898) states that this species is present throughout the greater part of Indiana.
So it is quite amazing that a Pied-billed Grebe
from America sometimes reaches Britain.