Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Pelicans :: American White Pelican
American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Described by: Gmelin (1789)
Alternate common name(s): White Pelican
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeWc. United States and Canada;
Breeds in w. Canada, locally in sc. British Columbia, ne. Alberta, wanders to s. Mackenzie, nw. Saskatchewan, c. Manitoba, extreme sw. Ontario, s. to nw. United States e. of the Cascades and Sierras in e. Washington to c. and s. California, w. Nevada, s. Idaho, n. Utah (Great Salt Lake), Montana, Wyoming, n. Colorado, North Dakota, ne. South Dakota, sw. Minnesota and a small colony on the Texas coast s. of Corpus Christi. An isolated population may occur in w. Mexico (Durango). Some non-breeding birds remain in the winter territory during summer months;
Winters from c. California and Florida s. along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts to the Gulf of Mexico, both coasts to s. Mexico and Costa Rica as well as the n. West Indies (w. Cuba).
North America n. of Mexican border
Summer: s. BCO (Stum Lake), e. ALB, wanders to s. MAC (Great Slave Lake), n. SAS (Preston Lake), c. MAN (Talbot Lake), ex. w. ONT (Lake of the Woods), e. WAS, se. ORG to ne. CAL (San Joaquin Valley, Salton Sea), nw. NEV, s. IDH, n. UTH (Great Salt Lake), ne. MON, nw. WYO, NDK, SDK, w. MIN (Red Lake) and TEX (Laguna Madre).
Wanders to: ORG, ne. COL, ARZ, NMX, OKA, KAN, sw. NEB, MOU, IWA, w. ILL, WIS; Spring and Fall: BCO, ALB, SAS, MAN, w. ONT, e. WAS, e. ORG, CAL, IDH, NEV, ARZ, UTH, MON, WYO, COL, NMX, TEX, NDK, SDK, MIN, NEB, KAN, OKA, IWA, MOU, ARK, LOU, MIS, ALA, FLA;
Winter: c. CAL, s. TEX, LOU, MIS, ALA, and FLA.
San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary, Orange County, California, USA - Jul 30, 2001 Source: William Hull
Location unknown - Date unknown Source: The Redberry Pelican Project
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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