Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Hey Man, Nice Bird: American White Pelican

American White Pelican
Corte Madera, California, USA
Member of the Pelican Family
~true bird fact~ Quite a social bird, they live in colonies of up to 10,000. They usually fish in groups so that they can guide fish towards each other.
★Longest Bird in North America (50-70 inches)★
 §A Pod of Pelicans§

 How endangered are they? Various agricultural chemicals, mainly DDT, led to a massive decline in AWP populations in the mid 20th century. Since stricter environment regulations have come into effect, their numbers have rebounded significantly. Although it is estimated that there are a healthy 100,000 wild American White Pelicans, they are still a California Species of Special Concern (CSC) because their habitats are still threatened by shoreline erosion and the occasional chemical spill.

Has a gentle touch
Believes in destiny, sees a purpose for all things
Never seems to get upset, even in the most trying of situations
Seemingly immune to trends and fashion

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