First Record - 11 December 2011 - Duck Lake (Scott Jennex - eBird)
The rarest Grebe found yet in Calhoun county. The sightings are minimal on this bird, with a bird at Duck Lake in 2011 by Scott Jennex and then in 2014 birds sighted on the Kalamazoo River at 11 Mile Road and in Albion. This bird is rare inland, and would typically be found on the Great Lakes in winter, if they come this far south. Harsh winters like 2014 helped to push them to inland counties where there was still some open water on the rivers.