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Ask the Naturalist: Do pelicans carry their babies in their pouches?

January 09, 2015 by Bay Nature Staff

A first-grade teacher asks: Do pelicans ever carry their young in their pouches? We asked International Bird Rescue for the answer.

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Exhausted pelican makes surprise visit to UC Berkeley

April 17, 2012 by Dick Corten via Berkeleyside

Brown pelicans don't often look for collegiate settings to make landings. But one weakened and disoriented female showed up in front of Sproul Hall recently and provided dinner-going passerbys with a reason to pause until a trained wildlife responder by chance appeared and took the bird under her wing. A campus police officer muttered: “This was definitely not covered at the academy.”

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EndangerBus Feature: Brown Pelicans

December 23, 2010 by Bay Nature Staff

Though California brown pelicans are the smallest of all pelicans, they are still very impressive birds, with wingspans occasionally as big as eight feet. Nearly driven to extinction by DDT, they've made a comeback but are now threatened by mysterious harmful algae blooms.

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Brown Pelicans, Victims of Extreme Weather

January 16, 2009 by Laura Hautala

Recently, people have been finding debilitated, or even dead, brown pelicans up and down the West Coast. Initially baffled, scientists now believe the birds' expanding range clashed with an unusually severe winter storm in December 2008.

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Tidepool Tour

June 09, 2008 by Rick Bacigalupi

Viewing a diverse Bay Area ecosystem can be as simple as a trip to the beach.  Marine tidepools display a ...

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Delisting of the Brown Pelican

October 01, 2006 by Aleta George

While you’re heading to the polls this November, California brown pelicans will be returning to breeding grounds that range from ...

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