Patient of the week: Baby Pied-billed Grebe
This week, International Bird Rescue’s San Francisco Bay center received its first Pied-billed Grebe chick of the year.
Weighing about as much as eight pennies upon intake, the tiny bird was found alone at Riverfront Regional Park in Windsor, CA and transferred to us by our partners at the Bird Rescue Center in Santa Rosa.
We’re feeding this orphan plenty of fish every half hour in our intensive care unit and have administered antibiotics.
An adult Pied-billed Grebe was a patient of the week back in March. Check out what these birds look like all grown up here.