Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2013-55

Common name:

Neotropic Cormorant

Scientific name: Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Date: 6/11/2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Length of time observed: 10 minutes
Number: 1
Location: Ogden Bay WMA, South Entrance
County: Weber
Distance to bird: 125 yards
Optical equipment: Pentax 10x50 bino's
Weather: Partly cloudy
Light Conditions: Good
Description:        Size of bird: Smaller than surrounding DCCO
(Description:)       Basic Shape: Cormorant, elongated with kink in neck
(Description:)  Overall Pattern: Brownish
(Description:)            Bill Type:  Long
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
Photo is self explanatory.
Song or call & method of delivery:  
Behavior: Dormant, perched.
Habitat: Marsh
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Smaller overall with longer tail than DCCO.
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
Seen many at Mill Race Pond, Farmington Bay and Lee Kay Ponds.
References consulted: Memory
Description from: From memory
Observer: Mike Hearell
Observer's address: 173 W 1825 N, North Ogden, UT
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Taylor Abbott
Date prepared: 6/13/2013
Additional material: Photo