From Fluff To Freedom: Guiding a Baby Clark’s Grebe

A Waterbird’s Journey To Independence

During frequent feedings, clinic staff used to homemade grebe decoys during feedings.

Clark’s and Western Grebes need significant parental investment to thrive. As they grow, their parents diligently feed, warm, and protect them until they reach a stage when they can fend for themselves.

Raising orphaned grebes presents a unique set of challenges for wildlife rehabbers. These dependent youngsters require frequent feedings and meticulous attention to replicate the nurturing environment provided by their natural parents. After four months in care at Bird Rescue’s Los Angeles Wildlife Center, the hard work paid off. Watch her rehab journey from the very beginning!