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Common Name:Cormorant, Double-crested
Scientific Name:Phalacrocorax auritus
Area:Winchester Bay, Oregon
Date:April 9, 2012

The Double-crested is the most widespread of the Cormorants, and is the only one found in fresh water as well as salt water. The double crests are part of the breeding plumage displayed during March through May.

Coquille River - Bullards Beach State Park, Oregon - - - October 17, 2011

Wood River Wetland, Oregon - - - August 12, 2012

Reference:The Sibley Guide to Birds by Sibley / National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America / Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of North America