Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) Podicipedidae

Tacoma, WA
January 16, 2013
Robert Niese

Horned and Eared Grebes can be difficult to tell apart. Horned Grebes tend to have clear cheeks, a flat-topped head, and a sleek rear. Eared Grebes usually have more black streaking on their cheeks, a small crest above their eye, and a cute fluffy rump.