You saw American White Pelicans

Observers: Chris Howard
Verification: MONO
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Date: 09/21/2007
Time: 06:11 PM -0400


You most certainly witnessed one of the most amazing avian spectacles in the Owens Valley: migrating American White Pelicans. They migrate through the Owens Valley in spring and fall in large flocks (often in the hundreds), enroute from their wintering grounds further south, to nesting locations in places such as Idaho and Montana. They often spend the night on our large lakes, Tinemaha and Crowley. Amazing birds!