Length: 50-65 in Wingspan: 95-115 in Weight: 9-20 lbs
Unmistakable large white pelican with black primary feathers and yellow/orange bill and facial skin.
Nest in Canada and north central United States. Winter in the US southwest and along the Gulf Coast from Florida to the Yucatan.
American White Pelicans are one of the largest flying birds in North America, sporting a wingspan as wide as 9.5 feet and weighing up to a whopping 20 pounds. Parents must provide each chick with roughly 150 pounds of fish before they are developed enough to forage on their own.
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