Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)

Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Pelecanidae
Genus: Pelecanus
Species: occidentalis

Regional

This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Amesti, California
Huntington Beach, California
San Diego, California
Big Pine Key, Florida
Daytona Beach, Florida
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fort Myers, Florida
Melbourne, Florida
Neptune Beach, Florida
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Sullivan City, Texas
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On Jul 30, 2011, olddude from Big Pine Key, FL (Zone 11) wrote:

One of the coolest sights in the Fl Keys is watching this bird dive for fish.

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On Jan 8, 2009, plantladylin from (Zone 1) wrote:

The Brown Pelican is very common all along the coast of Florida. We see them often, sitting on pilings, or perched in trees on the islands in the intracoastal waterway, sometimes they are even floating in the water. I love watching them take that dive to catch fish but my favorite view is when there are several, flying in formation along the beaches and waterways.