The Familiar Coastal Bird | Brown Pelican

The pelican is one of the most common identifiable coastal bird.
Every bird has their part in nature, their amazing natural born instincts, their characteristics, to how each one is created so differently and all they do is do their best to survive on this earth.
Coastal birds are extremely susceptible to injury along the coastal beaches, fishing piers, and docks.
Abandoned fishing line has been a threat for this species along with many marine animals, and according to Cornell Lab of Ornithology, an estimate of 700 adult and immature pelicans die each year in Florida alone from entanglement in sport-fishing gear.

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Brown Pelican | Alice Mary Herden | January 2019

 


Links:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Brown_Pelican/overview

https://myfwc.com/wildlifehabitats/profiles/birds/shorebirdsseabirds/brown-pelican/

https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/brown-pelican

Photos:

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