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Inland Brown Pelicans this summer

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  • Brian Sullivan
    Birders Brown Pelicans seem to be wandering inland more than usual this summer. There was one perched on my neighbor s picnic table 11 miles inland here in
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 27, 2012
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      Birders

      Brown Pelicans seem to be wandering inland more than usual this summer.
      There was one perched on my neighbor's picnic table 11 miles inland here in
      Carmel Valley a few weeks back. I also saw 10 at San Luis Reservoir last
      Saturday--more Brown than White Pelicans. I read a news item that suggested
      there is a baitfish population crash offshore, and many juvenile Brown
      Pelicans are starving this summer. There are certainly lots of dead ones on
      beaches here in Monterey County. In any case, it would be good to try to
      document as many of these inland occurrences as possible in eBird (
      www.ebird.org), so if you see one please enter it into the database.

      The current map of recent sightings shows a number of birds inland:

      http://ebird.org/ebird/map/brnpel?neg=true&env.minX=156.44291765198244&env.minY=-40.54823859507885&env.maxX=22.321823901982384&env.maxY=62.041497048336055&zh=true&gp=false&mr=6-7&bmo=6&emo=7&yr=2012-2012&byr=2012&eyr=2012

      Zoom in on the map and click the 'show points sooner' option on the right
      to interact with data points.

      Thanks

      Brian

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