There is a massive Double-crested Cormorant roost on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River in Carrollton, Texas. Every evening hundreds of cormorants gather at this spot on the river to sleep for the night. Located near the intersection of Stemmons Freeway and Frankford Road, the congregation is easily visible to rush hour commuters.

An inordinate amount of bird droppings have collected on the branches and trunks staining this patch of trees a stark white. An effect that makes this roost easy to identify even during daylight hours when the birds are absent.

Double-crested Cormorant - River Roost
Double-crested Cormorant - River Roost
Double-crested Cormorant - River Roost
Double-crested Cormorant - River Roost
Double-crested Cormorant - River Roost
Double-crested Cormorant - River Roost
Double-crested Cormorant - River Roost
Double-crested Cormorant - River Roost
Double-crested Cormorant - River Roost

Observation Details

CountyDenton
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CityCarrollton
DateFeb 10, 2013
Time of DayDusk
TemperatureCool (50-69°F/10-21°C)
WeatherClear
HabitatUndeveloped-Wooded
Type of BehaviorRoosting
GenderMixed
MaturityMixed
ObserverChris Jackson