Sunday, February 12, 2012
American White Pelican # 13/50
Unmistakable, this is one of the largest North American birds and has a wingspan of nearly 3m. Rather than diving to feed, like the Brown Pelican, it forms flocks in shallow water that corral, then scoop up fish with the aid of their large bill pouches. Mainly a migrant and winter visitor, a few remain in southern Florida throughout the year.