March 2013 – Fernhill wetlands, Oregon
This is a young Double-crested Cormorant. The older birds are much more black. Cormorants need to air-dry their wings (not very practical for a seabird), which is what this was is doing in the early morning light.
May 2011 – Bandon, OR
The Pelagic Cormorant is a common seaside nester along the Oregon coast. This one stopped for a moment on a barren cliffside just off Bandon Beach.
April 2010 – LaConner, WA
These Pelagic Cormorants were hanging out on the piers near downtown LaConner, WA.