Comment 48094

By NortheastWind (registered) | Posted September 22, 2010 at 18:22:00

"Cormorants living in colonies tend to produce significant waste within their nesting habitat, which can create a significant odour."

Having sat on a Bay Area Restoration Council committee that looked at controlling Canada Geese, I have heard the local residence concerns about the foul odours that emanate from the island. The cormorants eat and sh*t all day. Their feces sit on the island and bake all summer long, and the gentle southwest winds waft towards the residences that are at the northeast corner of the bay, making it impossible to enjoy their own yards.

Secondly, has anyone been to Toronto Harbour on a summer evening? Thousands of cormorants take to the sky. It is fantastic to see but just one indication of the overpopulation of this species.

A limited hunt should be permitted. Unfortunately, the U.S./Canada Migratory Birds Act won't allow for a hunt. I agree with the port authority, bury the island and create more fish habitat (unfortunately for cormorants to eat).

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