Wondering about the pelican population at Canyon Ferry?
By angelamontana

Posted: July 9, 2019

Did you know…

Pelicans and cormorants were the theme of an annual colonial waterbird nesting survey at Canyon Ferry conducted recently by wildlife staff Fred Jakubowski, Claire Gower, Rob Francisco and Adam Grove. This survey has been conducted since 1987, with the number of pelican and cormorant nests recorded each year. The number of pelican nests has grown from a handful in 1987 to record highs of between 1,500 and 2,500 in 2013. The number of cormorant nests averages between 100 and 300. Numbers of nests for both species were lower this year, likely due to the water drawdown of Pond 3 for water, habitat and carp management. Crews also record nests of other nesting waterfowl and searched for Caspian tern nests. (via MT FWP)

Pelicans and cormorants were the theme of an annual colonial waterbird nesting survey at Canyon Ferry conducted recently…

Posted by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (Region 3) on Monday, July 1, 2019