A huge squadron of Brown Pelicans flying northward.

Margaret Lindgren was out on the bluffs when she saw this huge flock of Brown Pelicans winging their way northward.

Squadron of Brown Pelicans by Margaret Lindgren

Here is a closer look at two adult Brown Pelicans with their white heads.

Two adult Brown Pelicans by Ken Bailey

These birds are being impacted by the oil spill off of Santa Barbara. I saw a photo of one of these beautiful birds completely coated in oil. We must find a way to never let this happen again.

Thanks to Margaret and Ken for allowing me to share their photos with you here. To learn about Margaret's amazing hiking tours here on the coast, here is her website: http://www.unbeatenpathtours.com/. And to see much more of Ken's nature photography, here is his website: http://www.seadreams.org/.

3 thoughts on “A huge squadron of Brown Pelicans flying northward.

  1. Bob R

    We also saw many brown pelis on a Monday hike along the coast at Stornetta. At least 2 groups of 25 - 30 BPs in long lines and many others too. One flock of Brandt geese also heading north low over the Pacific.Great to see these fine pelicans again.

    1. Jeanne Jackson

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      They are among my favorite birds. We have to stop these oil spills! Thank goodness the Gulf of Farallones is being extended northward...


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