Length: 12 - 15"
Breeding: Ponds, marshes, sloughs, marshy edges of lakes and rivers. Requires habitat with some emergent vegetation.
Winter: Coastal bays and inlets, estuaries, large lakes and rivers.
Diet: Fish, aquatic insects, crayfish and other crustaceans, frogs, small amounts of vegetable matter.
Description, distribution, behavior, diet, reproduction, predators, lifespan, and conservation status. Includes photos and range map. (From Wikipedia)
Description, habitat, behavior, diet, and nesting. Includes photos and range map. (From BirdWeb)
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
(Image credit: USGS)
Range in New England
Although found in low numbers, the Pied-billed Grebe breeds throughout New England in the appropriate habitat.
In this region, it can be found wintering in some parts of southern Connecticut, far eastern Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.
Winter Sightings Map from eBird
Sightings of the Pied-billed Grebe Dec-Feb over the past 10 years (2009-2019)
Christmas Bird Count Map
Historical CBC Map from USGS