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.