There are seven species of Cormorants in the US. Here I have three: Pelagic, Neotropic, and Double-crested.
The Pelagic Cormorant can be found along the rocky cliffs along the Pacific Coast from Alaska to Mexico. Nests on sheer cliffs and forages in ocean near those rocky shores. More often solitary than other cormorants.
|Pelagic Cormorant taken near Leadbetter State Park, Washington Coast|
The Neotropic Cormorant has a very small range which includes the Gulf Coast of Texas and Mexico as well as the Gulf of California. It is occasionally found in Southeast Arizona.
|Neotropic Cormorant taken at Reid Park, Arizona|
|Neotropic Cormorant taken at Sweetwater Wetlands, Arizona|
The most widespread of the Cormorants is the Double-crested which can be found throughout must of the US, including the interior:
|Double-crested Cormorant taken at Lakeside Park, Arizona|
|Double-crested Cormorant taken at Kennedy Park, Arizona|
|Double-crested Cormorant taken at Fort Lowell Park, Arizona|
|Double-crested Cormorant taken at Sweetwater Wetlands, Arizona|
|Double-crested Cormorant taken at Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge, California|