The photo on the left shows a Horned Grebe in its winter plumage; I saw it in Grand Marais last week. I’ve also included a photo, taken in spring, of a Horned Grebe in breeding plumage to show the dramatic difference. It would be easy to think these were two different species. Most Horned Grebes breed in Canadian marshes. They spend the winter along the Atlantic and Pacific coastlines. Therefore, Lake Superior is a good stopover point for them as they make the journey to their winter home.