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Great Cormorant

Good Viewing Locations

The following locations are good places to start if your interested in viewing members of the Great Cormorant species.


Photographs

These photographs are provided to help you identify members of the Great Cormorant species and are provided here courtesy of the individual photographers, who retain copyright. You may not reproduce these photos without permission. Click on any photo for a the full-sized version.

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Seasonal Frequency

You can use the following as a guide to when you can most easily expect to spot members of the Great Cormorant species on Prince Edward Island. This information comes from The Natural History Society of Prince Edward Island which retains and publishes records of bird sightings.

Spring
March 16 to May 31
(northerly migration)

Common, 10 - 49 birds per day
Summer
June 1 to August 15
(nesting season)

Common, 10 - 49 birds per day
Autumn
August 16 to December 14
(southerly migration)

Common, 10 - 49 birds per day
Very common, 50 or more birds per day
Winter
December 15 to March 15
Rare, 1 - 5 birds per season
Uncommon, 1 - 12 birds per fortnight

Nesting on PEI

The Great Cormorant is known or believed to nest on PEI.

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