If you look to the skies at this time of the year you may see something similar to this. Migrating American White Pelicans congregate into swirling and undulating masses of birds that flash white or black depending upon the orientation of the soaring pelicans. The groupings can be quite large and tend to be very slow moving. Eventually, the pelicans will reform into more typical V-formations and continue on their way at a substantially quicker rate.

One Reply to “American White Pelican – Fall Migration”

  1. I have definitely seen massive flocks of white pelicans soaring over my home in Northern California. However, is it possible that other birds fly with them as well. Every time a flock flys over I hear a purring chirpy sound. I have been told that white pelicans make no such sound. Any ideas?

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