Camera-captured by Kim and her trusty pup Dryad. While enjoying Edmonton’s river valley they spied these exquisite birds: “Pelicans on the North Saskatchewan River ever so elegantly floated by Dryad and I from our vantage point on the sandbar on the river. This is one of our favourite places to play!”
DID YOU KNOW? The American White Pelicans love fish and frogs, but they do not dive for food. They catch their dinner while swimming. We see them in Alberta from April to October, and then they hit the road – uh sky for California and even Nicaragua. The greatest threats to Pelicans are …. you & I. Humans disturbing their breeding sites (even out of curiosity) has been the most common cause of colony failure and abandonment. They have also been affected by loss of habitat because of changing water levels. Pelicans are predators at the top of their food chain, and that puts them at risk of accumulating toxins in their food sources.
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