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One more Eared Grebe returned to Mono Lake

November 14th, 2011 by Mono Lake Committee Staff

This post was written by Rosanne Catron, 2011 Office Director.

People continue to find Eared Grebes stranded on land around the Mono Basin. If you find one and are able to help it back to the water, you might be able to save its life.

Communications Coordinator Elin Ljung gets ready to return another errant grebe to Mono Lake.

Eared grebes are speedy swimmers, but are actually unable to walk. They sometimes mistake rain-slicked parking lots and roads for bodies of water, try to land, and become stranded.

This grebe was our fifth rescue in the last few days. All five grebes have been happy and healthy once returned to the water.

5 Responses to “One more Eared Grebe returned to Mono Lake”

  1. avatar Linda Dore Says:

    YESH! another rescue! You guys are the best! Don’t know who is happier, Elin or the grebe!!! Love you all!

  2. avatar Dawn Says:


  3. avatar Linda Barnes Says:

    What a heartwarming story to make a wonderful Thanksgiving complete.
    To see an actual rescue from start to finish with pictures of rescuers and the birds is terrific. Thank you so much for making us “down south” reminded how wonderful you all are in Lee Vining.

  4. avatar Erika Says:

    So fun to see all these grebe rescue/return to water shots!

  5. avatar Rosanne Catron, Office Manager Says:

    Thanks for all of the comments. It was a lot of fun to see the grebes up close and watch them swim happily away!