Caption on plate: Florida Cormorant
"On the 26th of April 1832, I and my party visited several small Keys, not many miles distant from the harbour in which our vessel lay [Indian Key]. Mr. Thruston had given us his beautiful barge, and accompanied us with his famous pilot, fisherman and hunter, Mr. Egan."
Later that day, Audubon painted the cormorant near Indian Key. It was his 47th birthday.