Extinct: Atitlan Giant Pied-billed Grebe, 1986 Ink and watercolor on found wood,16X20”
Endemic to Guatemala. This grebe’s extinction was caused by
increasing pressure on breeding sites from local reed-cutting
and from tourism development, along with the murder of the
government game warden for the national park during the
political unrest of 1982 and falling lake levels following the
earthquake of 1976.