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Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival

Pelicans, Boobies, Cormorants

Brandt's Cormorant

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Photographer:  Mike Baird

Double-crested Cormorant

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Photographer:  Ruth Ann Angus
Photographer's Website:  website

Key Identifying Points:  In breeding feathers, white head tufts and orange face skin

Comments:  Common   >> more info

Pelagic Cormorant

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Photographer:  Mike Baird
Photographer's Website:  website

White Pelican

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Photographer:  Bill Bouton

Brown Pelican

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Family:  Pelicaniformes
Latin Name:  Pelecanus occidentalis
Photographer:  Ruth Ann Angus
Photographer's Website:  website

Key Identifying Points:  Bill with a large pouch

Comments:  Common along coasts   >> more info