Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 2013-58

Common name:

Neotropic Cormorant

Scientific name: Phalacrocorax Brasilianus
Date: July 04, 2013
Time: 11:30 am MDT
Length of time observed: 15 minutes
Number: 2
Age: Unknown
Sex: Unknown
Location: Ogden Bay WMA, North Access 7500 W. just inside main parking area.
County: Weber
Distance to bird: 80 yards
Optical equipment: Pentax 10x50 Binoculars and Canon Powershot sx50 hs Camera
Light Conditions:  
Description:        Size of bird: 16-18
(Description:)       Basic Shape: Cormorant with long tail
(Description:)  Overall Pattern: Dark
(Description:)            Bill Type: Cormorant
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
(see photos)

Song or call & method of delivery:  
Habitat: Sitting in dead tree overhanging a waterway
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Double-crested Cormorant is much larger (one was in the same tree for size comparison) and has a much smaller tail.
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
Have seen multiple times in Salt Lake and Davis Counties and in California.
References consulted:  
Description from: From photo(s) taken at the time of the sighting
Observer: Mike Hearell
Observer's address: 173 w 1825 n, North Ogden, UT 84414
Observer's e-mail address: **
Other observers who independently identified this bird:  
Date prepared: 07-07-2013
Additional material: Photos