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Status
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Breeding status
First Record
Last Recorded

Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis


Black-necked Grebe photographed at Grandes Havres [GHA] on 11/9/2010. Photo: © Kevin Childs
  Black-necked Grebe photographed at Grandes Havres [GHA] on 11/9/2010 Photo: © Kevin Childs (visit site)

Although similar in appearance to the preceding species the Black-necked Grebe is considerably rarer in local waters. Generally it occurs as a scarce passage migrant on a less than annual basis. In the UK it is estimated that around 120 are present in winter. The distribution is more southerly and westerly than either the Red-necked or Slavonian Grebe and it is clearly less tolerant of cold conditions. The species appears to be less prone to hard weather movements than other grebe species. In Europe it is estimated that there are between 500 and 1,000 breeding pairs suggesting a potential European wintering population of only 2,000 birds.

Dobson fails to report it quoting Smith as saying "it is an occasional autumnal visitant to the islands remaining on till the winter, it is never very numerous." Locally, they frequent the same sheltered sites as the Slavonian Grebe with the North and West Coast Bays having the majority of records. Two birds have been seen together on only three occasions in the 1990's. Most records are of 'one day' birds with prolonged stays unusual. Records in October and November are rare with January being the peak arrival period. A single off Fort Le Crocq on the 5th April 1996 represents the latest spring record in recent years.



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Black-necked Grebe photographed at Grandes Havres [GHA] on 11/9/2010. Photo: © Kevin Childs
Black-necked Grebe photographed at Grandes Havres [GHA] on 11/9/2010. Photo: © Kevin Childs (visit site)

Black-necked Grebe photographed at Belle Greve Bay [BEL] on 15/2/2017. Photo: © Andy Marquis
Black-necked Grebe photographed at Belle Greve Bay [BEL] on 15/2/2017. Photo: © Andy Marquis (visit site)

Black-necked Grebe photographed at Vazon on 25/7/2013. Photo: © Anthony Loaring
Black-necked Grebe photographed at Vazon on 25/7/2013. Photo: © Anthony Loaring (visit site)

Black-necked Grebe photographed at Belle Greve Bay [BEL] on 15/2/2017. Photo: © Andy Marquis
Black-necked Grebe photographed at Belle Greve Bay [BEL] on 15/2/2017. Photo: © Andy Marquis (visit site)

Black-necked Grebe photographed at Grandes Havres [GHA] on 4/1/2015. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Black-necked Grebe photographed at Grandes Havres [GHA] on 4/1/2015. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Black-necked Grebe photographed at Perelle [PER] on 19/3/2014. Photo: © Anthony Loaring
Black-necked Grebe photographed at Perelle [PER] on 19/3/2014. Photo: © Anthony Loaring (visit site)

Black-necked Grebe photographed at Rousse [ROU] on 4/1/2015. Photo: © Anthony Loaring
Black-necked Grebe photographed at Rousse [ROU] on 4/1/2015. Photo: © Anthony Loaring (visit site)



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Black-necked Grebe Rue de la Rocque 14/2/1993 1
Black-necked Grebe L'Eree 14/2/1993 1
Black-necked Grebe Pezeries 2/10/1994 1
Black-necked Grebe Grandes Havres 9/12/1994 1
Black-necked Grebe Chouet 19/2/1996 1
Black-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 10/3/1996 1
Black-necked Grebe Fort Le Crocq 23/3/1996 1
Black-necked Grebe Fort Le Crocq 5/4/1996 1
Black-necked Grebe Chouet 31/12/1996 2
Black-necked Grebe Grandes Havres 1/1/1997 11/1/1997 2
Black-necked Grebe Grandes Rocques 12/1/1997 31/1/1997 1
Black-necked Grebe Fort Le Crocq 12/1/1997 1
Black-necked Grebe Grandes Havres 5/2/1997 15/2/1997 1
Black-necked Grebe Fort Le Crocq 8/3/1997 1
Black-necked Grebe Chouet 9/1/1998 1
Black-necked Grebe Perelle 21/1/1998 31/1/1998 1
Black-necked Grebe Fort Le Crocq 23/1/1998 1
Black-necked Grebe Perelle 1/2/1998 2/2/1998 1
Black-necked Grebe Fort Le Crocq 7/2/1998 1
Black-necked Grebe L'Eree 28/2/1998 1
Black-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 27/10/1998 1
Black-necked Grebe Grandes Havres 16/1/2000 1
Black-necked Grebe Grandes Havres 26/2/2000 1
Black-necked Grebe Grandes Havres 23/12/2001 1
Black-necked Grebe Perelle 30/12/2001 1
Black-necked Grebe Grandes Havres 31/12/2001 1
Black-necked Grebe Grandes Havres 6/1/2002 1
Black-necked Grebe Grandes Havres 15/2/2002 1
Black-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 12/1/2003 2
Black-necked Grebe Rocquaine 4/4/2003 1
Black-necked Grebe St Sampson's Harbour 26/12/2003 1
Black-necked Grebe Claire Mare 15/10/2004 1
Black-necked Grebe St Sampson's Harbour 4/1/2005 1
Black-necked Grebe L'Eree 18/3/2005 1
Black-necked Grebe L'Eree 25/3/2007 2
Black-necked Grebe L'Eree 25/3/2007 1
Black-necked Grebe L'Eree 25/3/2007 26/3/2007 2
Black-necked Grebe L'Eree 25/3/2007 2
Black-necked Grebe Rocquaine 26/3/2007 3
Black-necked Grebe L'Eree 26/3/2007 3+
Black-necked Grebe L'Eree 28/3/2007 1
Black-necked Grebe L'Eree 30/3/2007 1
Black-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 6/1/2008 11/1/2008 1
Black-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 6/1/2008 1
Black-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 6/1/2008 1
Black-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 12/1/2008 1
Black-necked Grebe L'Eree 17/3/2008 1
Black-necked Grebe Bellegreve Bay 30/12/2008 1
Black-necked Grebe Rocquaine [ROC] 25/3/2007 2
Black-necked Grebe L'Eree [LER] 26/3/2007 3
Black-necked Grebe L'Eree [LER] 28/3/2007 1
Black-necked Grebe Grandes Havres [GHA] 18/1/2010 1
Black-necked Grebe Grandes Havres [GHA] 18/1/2010 1
Black-necked Grebe Les Amarreurs [AMM] 19/1/2010 1
Black-necked Grebe Les Amarreurs [AMM] 19/1/2010 1
Black-necked Grebe Port Grat [POG] 3/2/2010 1
Black-necked Grebe Rousse [ROU] 7/2/2010 1
Black-necked Grebe Cobo [COB] 14/2/2010 1
Black-necked Grebe Rue de la Rocque [RDR] 24/3/2010 2
Black-necked Grebe Shingle Bank [SHI] 24/3/2010 3
Black-necked Grebe Grandes Havres [GHA] 9/9/2010 1
Black-necked Grebe Grande Havres 11/9/2010 1
Black-necked Grebe Portelet [PET] 28/12/2010 1
Black-necked Grebe Rocquaine [ROC] 28/12/2010 1
Black-necked Grebe Cobo [COB] 9/1/2011 1
Black-necked Grebe Cobo [COB] 11/1/2011 1
Black-necked Grebe Cobo [COB] 12/1/2011 1
Black-necked Grebe Cobo [COB] 13/1/2011 1
Black-necked Grebe Cobo [COB] 14/1/2011 1
Black-necked Grebe Cobo [COB] 14/1/2011 1
Black-necked Grebe Cobo [COB] 15/1/2011 1
Black-necked Grebe Cobo [COB] 16/1/2011 1
Black-necked Grebe L'Eree [LER] 6/2/2011 1
Black-necked Grebe Les Amarreurs [AMM] 16/2/2011 1
Black-necked Grebe Rousse [ROU] 19/2/2011 1
Black-necked Grebe Grandes Havres [GHA] 20/2/2011 1
Black-necked Grebe Grandes Havres [GHA] 20/2/2011 1
Black-necked Grebe Perelle [PER] 26/2/2011 1
Black-necked Grebe Grandes Havres [GHA] 11/3/2011 1
Black-necked Grebe Grandes Havres [GHA] 12/3/2011 1
Black-necked Grebe Vazon [VAZ] 25/3/2011 1
Black-necked Grebe Grandes Havres [GHA] 26/3/2011 1
Black-necked Grebe L'Eree [LER] 4/4/2011 1
Black-necked Grebe Rue de la Rocque [RDR] 4/4/2011 1
Black-necked Grebe Shingle Bank [SHI] 4/4/2011 1
Black-necked Grebe Haute Banque [HAB] 5/4/2011 1
Black-necked Grebe Perelle [PER] 5/4/2011 1
Black-necked Grebe Rue de la Rocque [RDR] 6/4/2011 1
Black-necked Grebe Rue de la Rocque [RDR] 6/4/2011 1
Black-necked Grebe Shingle Bank [SHI] 6/4/2011 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 4/1/2012 1
Black-necked Grebe Red Lion Beach [RED] 11/1/2012 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 11/1/2012 1
Black-necked Grebe Red Lion Beach [RED] 11/1/2012 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 11/1/2012 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 11/1/2012 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 11/1/2012 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 11/1/2012 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 11/1/2012 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 14/1/2012 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 14/1/2012 1
Black-necked Grebe Halfway [HAL] 15/1/2012 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 16/1/2012 1
Black-necked Grebe Salerie Corner [SAL] 16/1/2012 1
Black-necked Grebe Perelle [PER] 16/1/2012 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 17/1/2012 1
Black-necked Grebe Perelle [PER] 17/1/2012 1
Black-necked Grebe Catioroc [CAT] 9/2/2012 1
Black-necked Grebe Perelle [PER] 10/2/2012 2
Black-necked Grebe Perelle [PER] 11/2/2012 1
Black-necked Grebe Perelle [PER] 11/2/2012 1
Black-necked Grebe L'Eree [LER] 12/2/2012 1
Black-necked Grebe Portelet [PET] 18/3/2012 1
Black-necked Grebe Vazon [VAZ] 13/3/2013 1
Black-necked Grebe Vazon [VAZ] 13/3/2013 1
Black-necked Grebe Vazon [VAZ] 13/3/2013 1
Black-necked Grebe Vazon [VAZ] 13/3/2013 1
Black-necked Grebe Vazon [VAZ] 13/3/2013 1
Black-necked Grebe Vazon [VAZ] 13/3/2013 1
Black-necked Grebe Vazon [VAZ] 13/3/2013 1
Black-necked Grebe Perelle [PER] 22/3/2013 2
Black-necked Grebe Vazon [VAZ] 25/7/2013 1
Black-necked Grebe Vazon [VAZ] 25/7/2013 1
Black-necked Grebe Perelle [PER] 19/3/2014 1
Black-necked Grebe Perelle [PER] 19/3/2014 1
Black-necked Grebe Perelle [PER] 19/3/2014 1
Black-necked Grebe Perelle [PER] 20/3/2014 1
Black-necked Grebe Perelle [PER] 21/3/2014 1
Black-necked Grebe Perelle [PER] 21/3/2014 1
Black-necked Grebe Perelle [PER] 21/3/2014 1
Black-necked Grebe Perelle [PER] 21/3/2014 1
Black-necked Grebe Perelle [PER] 22/3/2014 1
Black-necked Grebe Perelle [PER] 22/3/2014 1
Black-necked Grebe Perelle [PER] 2/11/2014 2
Black-necked Grebe Grandes Havres [GHA] 4/1/2015 1
Black-necked Grebe Rousse [ROU] 4/1/2015 1
Black-necked Grebe Grandes Havres [GHA] 4/1/2015 1
Black-necked Grebe Grandes Havres [GHA] 4/1/2015 1
Black-necked Grebe Grandes Havres [GHA] 4/1/2015 1
Black-necked Grebe Grandes Havres [GHA] 5/1/2015 1
Black-necked Grebe Grandes Havres [GHA] 5/1/2015 1
Black-necked Grebe Rouse 5/1/2015 1
Black-necked Grebe Rousse [ROU] 6/1/2015 1
Black-necked Grebe Rousse [ROU] 6/1/2015 1
Black-necked Grebe White Rock, SPP 7/1/2015 1
Black-necked Grebe Rousse [ROU] 9/1/2015 1
Black-necked Grebe Rousse [ROU] 10/1/2015 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 11/1/2015 1
Black-necked Grebe Rousse [ROU] 11/1/2015 1
Black-necked Grebe Rousse [ROU] 13/1/2015 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 14/1/2015 1
Black-necked Grebe Belgrave Bay 25/1/2015 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 25/1/2015 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 29/1/2015 1
Black-necked Grebe Salerie Corner [SAL] 29/3/2015 1
Black-necked Grebe White Rock, SPP 30/3/2015 1
Black-necked Grebe Braye Bay 29/11/2016 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 15/2/2017 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 15/2/2017 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 16/2/2017 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 16/2/2017 1
Black-necked Grebe Bulwer Avenue [BUL] 16/2/2017 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 16/2/2017 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 16/2/2017 1
Black-necked Grebe Halfway [HAL] 18/2/2017 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 18/2/2017 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 18/2/2017 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 18/2/2017 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 20/2/2017 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 20/2/2017 1
Black-necked Grebe Red Lion Beach [RED] 21/2/2017 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 21/2/2017 1
Black-necked Grebe Halfway [HAL] 23/2/2017 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 23/2/2017 1
Black-necked Grebe Red Lion Beach [RED] 24/2/2017 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 26/2/2017 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 26/2/2017 1
Black-necked Grebe Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 4/3/2017 1