Relocation is usually not practical for cormorant management.
Translocation is usually not practical for cormorant management, and is not recommended.
Shooting is the most common method of euthanasia for double-crested cormorants. If a capture accident occurs, and a bird requires euthanasia while in hand, cervical dislocation is the most practical technique.
Check your local and state regulations regarding carcass disposal. If you’ve found a banded cormorant, please call 1-800-327-BAND.