LC
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps



Taxonomy

Taxonomic source(s)
AERC TAC. 2003. AERC TAC Checklist of bird taxa occurring in Western Palearctic region, 15th Draft. Available at: #http://www.aerc.eu/DOCS/Bird_taxa_of _the_WP15.xls#.
Cramp, S. and Simmons, K.E.L. (eds). 1977-1994. Handbook of the birds of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The birds of the western Palearctic. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
del Hoyo, J., Collar, N.J., Christie, D.A., Elliott, A. and Fishpool, L.D.C. 2014. HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1: Non-passerines. Lynx Edicions BirdLife International, Barcelona, Spain and Cambridge, UK.
SACC. 2005 and updates. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #http://www.museum.lsu.edu/~Remsen/SACCBaseline.htm#.

IUCN Red list criteria met and history
Red List criteria met
Critically Endangered Endangered Vulnerable
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Red List history
Year Category Criteria
2021 Least Concern
2016 Least Concern
2012 Least Concern
2009 Least Concern
2008 Least Concern
2004 Least Concern
2000 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1994 Lower Risk/Least Concern
1988 Lower Risk/Least Concern
Species attributes

Migratory status full migrant Forest dependency Does not normally occur in forest
Land mass type Average mass -
Distribution

Estimate Data quality
Extent of Occurrence breeding/resident (km2) 87,500,000 medium
Extent of Occurrence non-breeding (km2) 78,100,000 medium
Number of locations -
Severely Fragmented -
Population and trend
Value Data quality Derivation Year of estimate
No. of mature individuals 500000 poor estimated 2016
Population trend Increasing suspected -
Decline (3 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (5 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/1 generation past) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation future) - - -
Decline (10 years/3 generation past and future) - - -
Number of subpopulations - - -
Percentage in largest subpopulation - - -
Generation length (yrs) 4.4 - - -

Population justification: The global population is estimated at over 500,000 mature individuals (Partners in Flight 2019) and stable or increasing (Partners in Flight 2020, Wetlands International 2020).

Trend justification: The population is considered to be increasing. In North America, from 1966 to 2017 the species has increased on average by 10% over three generations (Partners in Flight 2019). Populations elsewhere within the range are suspected to be stable (Wetlands International 2020).


Country/territory distribution
Country/Territory Occurrence status Presence Resident Breeding Non-breeding Passage
Anguilla (to UK) N Extant Yes
Antigua and Barbuda N Extant Yes
Argentina N Extant Yes
Aruba (to Netherlands) N Extant Yes
Bahamas N Extant Yes
Barbados N Extant Yes
Belize N Extant Yes
Bermuda (to UK) N Extant Yes
Bolivia N Extant Yes
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (to Netherlands) N Extant Yes
Brazil N Extant Yes
Canada N Extant Yes Yes
Cayman Islands (to UK) N Extant Yes
Chile N Extant Yes
Colombia N Extant Yes
Costa Rica N Extant Yes
Cuba N Extant Yes
Curaçao (to Netherlands) N Extant Yes
Dominica N Extant Yes
Dominican Republic N Extant Yes
Ecuador N Extant Yes
El Salvador N Extant Yes
France V Extant
French Guiana N Extant Yes
Grenada N Extant Yes
Guadeloupe (to France) N Extant Yes
Guatemala N Extant Yes
Guyana N Extant Yes
Haiti N Extant Yes
Honduras N Extant Yes
Iceland V Extant
Ireland V Extant
Jamaica N Extant Yes
Martinique (to France) N Extant Yes
Mexico N Extant Yes
Montserrat (to UK) N Extant Yes
Netherlands V Extant
Nicaragua N Extant Yes
Norway V Extant
Panama N Extant Yes
Paraguay N Extant Yes
Peru N Extant Yes
Poland V Extant
Portugal V Extant
Puerto Rico (to USA) N Extant Yes
Sint Maarten (to Netherlands) N Extant Yes
Spain V Extant
St Barthelemy (to France) N Extant Yes
St Kitts and Nevis N Extant Yes
St Lucia N Extant Yes
St Martin (to France) N Extant Yes
St Pierre and Miquelon (to France) V Extant
St Vincent and the Grenadines N Extant Yes
Suriname N Extant Yes
Trinidad and Tobago N Extant Yes
Turks and Caicos Islands (to UK) N Extant Yes
United Kingdom V Extant
Uruguay N Extant Yes
USA N Extant Yes Yes
Venezuela N Extant Yes
Virgin Islands (to UK) N Extant Yes
Virgin Islands (to USA) N Extant Yes

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBA)
Country/Territory IBA Name
Ecuador Lagunas de Ecuasal-Salinas
Peru Laguna de Ite
Ecuador Represa Velasco Ibarra
Bahamas Harrold and Wilson Ponds National Park
Sint Maarten (to Netherlands) Little Bay, Sint Maarten
Sint Maarten (to Netherlands) Fresh Pond, Sint Maarten
Canada Frank Lake (north)
Canada Marais de Saint-Timothée
Canada Marais de Saint-Étienne
Canada Canal de Beauharnois
St Vincent and the Grenadines Ashton Wetland
St Vincent and the Grenadines Mustique Island
Bahamas South Beach Tidal Flats
Belize Northeastern Belize
Belize Crooked Tree and associated wetlands
Belize Belize Coastal and near shore islands
Guadeloupe (to France) Barrage de Gaschet
Paraguay Lagunas Saladas - Riacho Yacaré
Aruba (to Netherlands) Tierra del Sol Salina
Aruba (to Netherlands) Bubali Wetlands
Antigua and Barbuda Potworks Dam
Antigua and Barbuda Bethesda Dam
Paraguay Parque Nacional Tinfunqué - Estero Patiño
Jamaica Black River Great Morass
Virgin Islands (to USA) Southgate and Green Cay
Cayman Islands (to UK) Central Mangrove Wetland
Cayman Islands (to UK) Crown Wetlands
Virgin Islands (to UK) Anegada: Western salt ponds and coastal areas
Mexico Delta del Río Colorado
Mexico Humedales Costeros del Norte de la Península de Yucatán
Mexico Pantanos de Centla
Honduras Laguna Caratasca
Colombia Complejo Lacustre de Fúquene, Cucunubá y Palacio
Jamaica Font Hill
Mexico Presa Temascal
Colombia Laguna de la Cocha

Habitats & altitude
Habitat (level 1) Habitat (level 2) Importance Occurrence
Wetlands (inland) Bogs, Marshes, Swamps, Fens, Peatlands suitable breeding
Wetlands (inland) Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha) major breeding
Altitude 0 - 3100 m Occasional altitudinal limits  

Utilisation
Purpose Primary form used Life stage used Source Scale Level Timing
Food - human - - Non-trivial Recent
Pets/display animals, horticulture - - International Non-trivial Recent

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Podilymbus podiceps. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/06/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/06/2022.