Brandt's Cormorant, St. Lazaria National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

Bird of the Week – Brandt’s Cormorant


We’ll finish up cormorants with the Brandt’s Cormorant. Unlike the other three, this species breeds only in North America, and reaches the northerly limit of its range at Kodiak Island. This species’ life history and populations are tied to the rich upwelling associated with deep upwelling currents like the California Current. Long-term monitoring of the population at…