[Tweeters] Killing Cormorants to Save Salmon

Kelly McAllister mcallisters4 at comcast.net
Sat Feb 16 21:32:06 PST 2019

I’ve been doing some reading, digging up as much as I can find on the cormorants on the lower Columbia River highway bridges. A colony has formed on the Lewis and Clark bridge at Kelso as well. Best I remember, they’re all double-crested cormorants.

Pelagic cormorants nest at the Warren Ave bridge in Bremerton (also a state highway bridge) and on dolphins at the Anacortes ferry terminal. It’s my understanding that virtually all north Puget Sound Pelagic cormorants are now nesting on man-made structures, having abandoned the natural cliff/bank sites.

Kelly McAllister

From: Tweeters <tweeters-bounces at mailman11.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Hans-Joachim Feddern
Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2019 8:47 PM
To: Diane Weinstein <diane_weinstein at msn.com>
Cc: tweeters at uw.edu
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Killing Cormorants to Save Salmon

Interesting article! A couple of the photos actually look like Anhingas to me! The bridge nesting cormorants are likely Pelagic Cormorants.


On Sat, Feb 16, 2019 at 5:36 PM Diane Weinstein <diane_weinstein at msn.com <mailto:diane_weinstein at msn.com> > wrote:

Interesting article about how killing cormorants near the mouth of the Columbia River only made the situation worse for salmon and of course the cormorants.

Diane Weinstein




<https://www.animals24-7.org/2019/02/12/study-killing-cormorants-tripled-losses-of-salmon-steelhead/> Study: killing cormorants tripled losses of salmon & steelhead – Animals 24-7

PORTLAND, Oregon––Cormorant massacres at East Sand Island, near the mouth of the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington, not only did not save any salmon and steelhead from predation in 2015 through 2017, but may have tripled predation losses, according to new research by Oregon ...

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