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If you wonder why these birds are called Double-crested Cormorants, look at the following photo taken at the Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.

Double-crested Cormorant. Look at those blue eyes and crests!

Double-crested Cormorant. Look at those blue eyes and crests!

The two crests that the bird sports are only visible during breeding season, which is right now. Once breeding season is over, it will revert back to looking like the young Cormorant below, although adults would be much darker in color.

Young Doiuble-crested Cormorant.

Young Double-crested Cormorant.

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