Double-Crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

An archaic looking bird frequently seen at Rapids Park Lachine. The bird is all black with orange bill and face displaying two crests during breeding season. No sexual dimorphism.

How To Identify

An all black bird with yellow to orange bill and face. The bird either stands on rocks or wood trunks, sometimes spreading out its wings to dry them or it flys up along the river, plunges into the water and dives for fishes.

Where and When to Spot

I see them almost on every visit to Rapids Park Lachine from early spring to late autumn.

Photography

Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Parc Angrignon

    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    NIKON D500
    300mm f/4

    Focal Length 420mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1600s
    Aperture f8.0
    ISO 2000

  • Rapids Park Lachine

    Saturday, September 30, 2017

    NIKON D500
    150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/2000s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 900

  • Rapids Park Lachine

    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    NIKON D7100
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/2000s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 500

  • Rapids Park Lachine

    Saturday, September 3, 2016

    NIKON D7100
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1000s
    Aperture f6.3
    ISO 360

  • Rapids Park Lachine

    Sunday, September 20, 2015

    NIKON D7100
    70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6

    Focal Length 300mm
    Shutter Speed 1/640s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 320

  • Parc Angrignon

    Saturday, August 8, 2015

    NIKON D7100
    70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6

    Focal Length 300mm
    Shutter Speed 1/400s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 800