Migratory Bird Program
Conserving the Nature of America

DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTSCormorant

Current Action

2014 Published Rule for Extended Depredation Order

Final Environmental Assessment (EA) April 2014

2014 Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

Past Actions

2009 Final Environmental Assessment Extended Management of Double-Crested Cormorants Under 50 CFR 21.47 and 21.48

2009 Revision of Expiration Dates for Double-Crested
Cormorant Depredation Orders

2003 Final Rule, and Q&A's

Documents on cormorant management published by USFWS

2003 Final Environmental Impact Statement (pdf 1,815 kb)

General Cormorant Information
Cormorants and fisheries in the Great Lakes Basin

Patuxent Wildlife Research Center - Cormorants

McMaster University - Cormorants

Canadian Wildlife Service - cormorant fact sheet

Kid's Stuff: APHIS - Living with Cormorants and Natureworks

Bird Bands: If you've found a banded cormorant, please call 1-800-327-BAND to report it. More information on bird banding


Research and Symposia
Status of the Double-Crested Cormorant in North America

Symposium on Double-crested Cormorants: Population Status and Management Issues in the Midwest

USDA APHIS National Wildlife Research Center

Diet bibliography (Adobe Acrobat PDF)

Cormorant impacts on sport fish

Migration map

Cormorant Management

NYSDEC - Cormorant management in New York

Aquaculture permits in the Southeast

USDA APHIS Wildlife Services fact sheet on wildlife damage management
1998 Workshop on cormorant management in the Northeast

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Last updated: May 28, 2014