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Pelicans, Pelicans, and more Pelicans


Last updated 10/13/2021 at 11:08am

Karen Aubuchon Johnson

The following photographs are of American White Pelicans that I took from March through September at various locations in Colorado and Wyoming.

The American White Pelican is one of the largest birds in North America. They are about four feet tall with a wingspan of up to nine feet and can be seen along rivers, lakes and shallow wetlands (usually in flocks).

Most populations are migratory, spending the summer months west of the Rocky Mountains and northward into Canada. Early fall they migrate south to California and Mexico for the winter.

Locally, they have been spotted during the spring...

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