In case you missed it this past week it was reported that the Brown Pelican is being taken off the Endangered Species List.
Here in California you might not know they’re endangered, as they’re a relatively common sight flying along the coast. From what I’ve read their population is still of concern in some gulf states. While I’m happy to hear that a species has been making a comeback I’m always concerned that people hear this type of news and think the worst is over. Let’s hope this species continues to prosper under the more limited protection of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
In case you’re a Brown Pelican fan here are some additional photos I’ve taken recently of these amazing birds
[tags]Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, stock photo, photo, wildlife, photography, endangered species, Endangered Species Act[/tags]