A partnership between Oregon State University, Real Time Research, and the USGS - Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Notes from the Field

Zen Cormie CaptureZen Cormie Capture

Unpin the fabric,
still your breath; steady your hands.
Yes! Cormie in reach!

Obi-Don whispers:
"Cormorants! Jump into this bag."
Capture is complete.

Cormorant asserts:
"You will live to regret this."
Mutilated hand!

A bird in hand is
worth two on the nest, unless
those birds are untagged!

- Stefanie Collar, Fish and Wildlife Technician, Columbia River Estuary

Back to Notes from the Field »

Observations and creative in-sights by members of our field crew