Cormorant Island

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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History 

This history is only for the colony utilizing the cormorant 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