aechmophorus (from aichme, a spear, and phoros, bearing) clarkii
Friday, April 6, 1984 — 2:00 pm
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico
Four Clark’s Grebes were swimming in a brush-edged pool. At the time, they were just a light color phase of the Western Grebe. Fortunately I knew enough to check which color phase they were.
I saw the grebes about two-thirds of the way around the auto tour route. We passed a narrow channel through the brush that ran at a right angle to the road.