Our most common cormorant. Seen on or beside water (open ocean or lakes). Floats partially submerged, regularly diving for fish. Often seen standing on rocks, piers, etc. with its wings spread and drying. Larger than Pelagic Cormorants and has an orange face/beak to differentiate from Brandt’s Cormorants.
All year, but more common in winter/cooler months.
More common than our Pelagic and Brandt’s Cormorants. In addition to floating on the water and standing on rocky shores, piers and wooden pilings are common perches for groups of cormorants of all species.