Baking: American White Pelican


Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

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.

Cool Facts:

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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