Family: (Podicipedidae) Grebes
Preferred Habitat: Ponds and lakes
Seasonal Occurrence: Common fall through spring
Notes: Eared Grebes are most common on the Upper Texas Coast in winter, so we primarily see them in nonbreeding plumage, in muted shades of black, gray, and white. Their breeding plumage is identified by a black neck and golden-yellow "ear tufts". Eared Grebes are gregarious and can be found in large flocks. In the winter they prefer coastal lakes and bays.
- Susan Billetdeaux