Investigations of a large scale eared grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) die-off at the Salton Sea, California in 1992

@inproceedings{Meteyer2004InvestigationsOA,
  title={Investigations of a large scale eared grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) die-off at the Salton Sea, California in 1992},
  author={Carol Uphoff Meteyer and Daniel J. Audet and Tonie E Rocke and Wolfgang Radke and Lynn H. Creekmore and R. Duncan},
  year={2004}
}
An estimated 150,000 Eared Grebes (Podiceps nigricollis) died at the Salton Sea between 16 December 1991 and 21 April 1992. This represented the largest documented mortality event of Eared Grebes at the time and approximately 6% of the North American population. During the dieoff, grebes exhibited several uncharacteristic behaviors, such as congregating at freshwater tributaries, repeatedly gulping freshwater, preening excessively, moving onto land, and allowing close approach and/or capture. A… CONTINUE READING