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Jonathan Rosen

Jonathan Rosen’s books include The Life of the Skies: Birding at the End of Nature.

Double-Crested Cormorants

Jonathan Rosen, 8 October 2014

I fell​ in love with double-crested cormorants twenty years ago, partly out of gratitude. I had just started watching birds, I was terrible at it, and the big black creatures – two and a half feet tall, with a wingspan of more than four feet – were easy to find, even in my field guide. Unlike the variegated wood warblers flitting from page to page deep inside the book, the...

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