Sep 122012
 

Did you know there were pelicans in the Dallas/Fort Worth area? Well, there are. I have always thought of them more as sea birds, but they are here. These American White Pelicans were observed at White Rock Lake.

Wikipedia has this to say about American White Pelicans:

American White Pelicans nest in colonies of several hundred pairs on islands in remote brackish and freshwater lakes of inland North America. The most northerly nesting colony can be found on islands in the rapids of the Slave River between Fort Fitzgerald, Alberta, and Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. About 10-20% of the population uses Gunnison Island in the Great Basin’s Great Salt Lake as a nesting ground. The southernmost colonies are in southwestern Ontario and northeastern California. Nesting colonies exist as far south as Albany County in southern Wyoming.

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