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Cormorants are waterbirds with long necks, small heads, and large bodies. The cormorant’s body is shaped like a torpedo and they are renowned for their diving ability.

Cormorants can be found in almost any type of aquatic habitat including lakes, rivers, bays, and coastlines.

A cormorants diet varies from place to place but generally includes fish, crayfish, frogs, crabs, and eels. They hunt by diving beneath the surface for extended periods of time. While diving they use their wings and feet to propel them with high bursts of speed.

  • grant: $500,000 - National Audubon Society, Inc.

    To support Seabird Restoration Program activities in Maine

  • topic: cormorant

  • location: seal island

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Cormorant Camera Audubon

This cam provides unique, up-close views of cormorant family life, and gives wildlife managers and viewers an opportunity to learn about interactions between cormorants and bald eagles, a principal threat to the colony.

The Cormorant Cam sits on a granite ledge on the south end of Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge in the Gulf of Maine, home to the Audubon Puffin Burrow and Loafing Ledge Cams. Here we’ll see Great Cormorants and Double-crested Cormorants. The Great Cormorant Colony has only about 25 pairs, but is the largest colony of this state-threatened species in Maine.

The Cormorant Cam is part of a partnership between explore.org and Audubon’s Project Puffin and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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location: Seal Island, Maine

best hours: Daylight Hours

time zone: Eastern Time

links: About Great Cormorants
Species Fact Sheet
About Double Crested Cormorants
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Cormorants are waterbirds with long necks, small heads, and large bodies. The cormorant’s body is shaped like a torpedo and they are renowned for their diving ability.

Cormorants can be found in almost any type of aquatic habitat including lakes, rivers, bays, and coastlines.

A cormorants diet varies from place to place but generally includes fish, crayfish, frogs, crabs, and eels. They hunt by diving beneath the surface for extended periods of time. While diving they use their wings and feet to propel them with high bursts of speed.

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