I have been frequenting the lake for almost 3 decades and had never seen a pelican there.They were flying north. Must be global warming.
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Kind of like when we saw the Loon|
Posted by: JackL on May-13-14 6:35 PM (EST)
in the Crystal River in Florida, only in the reverse
Brown or White?|
Posted by: Kudzu on May-13-14 6:35 PM (EST)
These were brown pelicans.|
Posted by: string on May-13-14 7:02 PM (EST)
I also looked them up and they were about 150 miles too far north.
As Hot As It Is...|
Posted by: Kudzu on May-13-14 8:03 PM (EST)
I think your global warming idea might be right.
Far inland, but not too far north.|
Posted by: g2d on May-13-14 9:07 PM (EST)
On the Atlantic, I've seen them on the outer banks, and probably farther north from there.
Posted by: meopilite on May-13-14 10:01 PM (EST)
thousands of them here. Want some??
Sources I'm reading say that pelicans |
Posted by: ezwater on May-14-14 11:00 AM (EST)
sighted well inland are white pelicans, no matter how brown they may appear.
Compare 1990 and latest Audubon guides|
Posted by: pikabike on May-14-14 1:36 AM (EST)
While I sure didn't compare every location map, where there were changes the shifts all went to the north. Never to the south. That is why I kept my old guide even though I have a new one. I'll try to remember to look at the maps for brown pelican to see if that is one of the species that has shifted northward.
Peterson Guides, not Audubon|
Posted by: pikabike on May-16-14 1:00 AM (EST)
Turns out mine are for western U.S., so no maps showing eastern territories of birds.
Stokes Field Guide agrees....|
Posted by: voyageur47 on May-17-14 10:25 AM (EST)
also nowhere near Jocassee any time of year, for either species of pelican. It is, however, a 1996 edition, and climate change could certainly affect their range.
Whiet Pelicans winter....|
Posted by: JackL on May-14-14 8:17 AM (EST)
in the remote off shore Keys of south Florida.
We get them here|
Posted by: vic on May-14-14 12:25 AM (EST)
We've been living in rural central Iowa since 1986. Every spring, except maybe five times, we have had white pelicans stop over on our seven acre pond every year between April 3 and April 28.
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Posted by: PJC on May-14-14 8:02 AM (EST)
They've been hanging around on the Wisconsin River near Sauk City this year. (White Pelicans only, BTW)
Tennessee Birdwalk/Pella Can Wander|
Posted by: canoeswithduckheads on May-15-14 8:11 AM (EST)