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February 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Birds of a Feather: Podicipedidae – Grebes

There are around 10,000 bird species on this planet, and this series will introduce you to some of the families that make up the class of birds known as Aves. We will review each family’s evolutionary history, distribution, natural history, fun facts, and look at conservation concerns for the family as a whole. This series is intended for birders who are looking for a deeper understanding of avian taxonomy and biology. This class is part of a series (more classes soon!). Each class is standalone and must be purchased separately.

Birds of a Feather: Podicipedidae – Grebes Join Greg and Erin for a deep dive into this family containing 23 species of grebes. We will first look at the last 10 years of molecular studies which have revealed new phylogenetic relationships. Then we will look at the different genera containing species from around the world with a focus on their unique anatomy and why they have evolved this way. From their amazing courtship dances to feeding their young their own feathers, there is plenty to discover about this family of birds.

$20 – $30
A Horned Grebe Pair swims next to one another.
Horned Grebe pair, photo by NPS/Ken Conger

Join us and learn about the fascinating world of the Podicipedidae family!

From their amazing courtship dances to feeding their young their own feathers, there is plenty to discover about grebes!


Class Details

  • Class: February 23, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Class fee: $20 members / $30 non-members
    ZOOM: A link to the virtual class will be emailed to you when you register, and then again via email along with instructions, one to two days before your class.
    Note: At this time, distance learning classes with Bird Alliance of Oregon are not available outside of the allotted time. We will be sure to make our most popular distance learning sessions available again. Thank you!


Join us for the entire Birds of a Feather: An Intro to Avian Species series …

Corvidae: Crows, Jays, and Magpies
  • December 14, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Gaviidae: Loons
  • January 26, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


February 23, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Bird Alliance of Oregon
5151 NW Cornell Road
Portland, OR 97210 United States
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$20 – $30


Tara Lemezis