Causes of morbidity and mortality and their effect on reproductive success in double-crested cormorants from Saskatchewan.

  title={Causes of morbidity and mortality and their effect on reproductive success in double-crested cormorants from Saskatchewan.},
  author={Thijs Kuiken and Fredrick A Leighton and Gary A. Wobeser and B Wagner},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  volume={35 2},
The objectives of this study were to describe causes of morbidity and mortality in a breeding colony of double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) on Doré Lake (Saskatchewan, Canada), and to determine cause-specific mortality rates of juvenile birds. Morbidity and mortality were monitored every third day during the breeding season from 1994 to 1996 from inside a tunnel-and-blind system. Affected eggs and birds were collected for examination and diagnosis. The cause of mortality was… CONTINUE READING


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