Cormorant Colony On The Rise In Columbia Estuary While Dropping Dramatically Elsewhere In Northwest

“Buffered to a certain extent by more stable food resources” near East Sand Island in the Columbia River estuary, the nesting double-crested cormorant colony there has blossomed, while the number of breeding pairs elsewhere along the Pacific coast in Washington and British Columbia have dropped by some 66 percent, according to the soon-to-be published research article, “Status Assessment of Double-Crested Cormorants in Western North America.”

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