Saturday, July 7, 2012

Brown Pelicans popping up in Salish Sea

On July 2nd, a single BROWN PELICAN was observed by Ian Thomas near Pender Island. Now today (July 7), David Hutchison found one fishing close to the end of the Iona Jetty (near the Vancouver Int. Airport).

Perhaps this is a sign that this species will become a regular summer visitor in 2012 (which had been the case up until around 2009 when they became scarce--possibly due to La Nina).


  1. 6 sighted in Blackfish Sound, Northern Vancouver Island on July 5th. Photo available.

  2. Would be great to get that photo for the alert! Thanks for the report.