Visitors have an opportunity to monitor the nesting activities of American White Pelicans, Double Crested Cormorants, Great Egrets, Great Blue Herons, and Ring-billed Gulls all located on two islands called South and North Cormorant Island.
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This history is only for the colony utilizing the cormorant islands. Pelicans are regularly using 3 additional islands.
- 2007 – First recorded nesting in Iowa. 50 chicks fledged.
- 2008 – 200 chicks fledged.
- 2009 – First recorded nesting in Illinois. 200 chicks fledged.
- 2010 – 500 chicks fledged
- 2011 – 800 chicks fledged
- 2012 – 750 chicks fledged
- 2013 – 930 chicks fledged
- 2014 – 650 chicks fledged
- 2015 – 475 chicks fledged (Majority of the pelicans were using Pelican Island which is located just south of this island)