AN EVALUATION OF ROOST DISPERSAL FOR REDUCING CORMORANT ACTIVITY ON CATFISH PONDS
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Pyrotechnics and helicopter flyovers were used to harass double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) at 4 roost sites in the Delta region of Mississippi. Roosting cormorants were easily dispersed from 3 of the 4 sites. Average numbers of cormorants observed at selected catfish (Ictaluridae) ponds and day roosts near foraging areas also declined after harassment began.