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Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps

Common in King County in freshwater wetlands with marshy emergent vegetation below 1,000 feet elevation; a few may nest in lower foothills up to 1,500 feet. Uncommon in similar habitats in Island and Kitsap Counties. Absent from east slope of Cascades despite availability of some appropriate nesting habitat, particularly along Columbia River. Substantial nesting population on Seattle's Green Lake shows this species' tolerance of human presence.