Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Great White Pelican Rare Bird Returns to Ding Darling NWR!
Amazingly a Great White Pelican, a very rare bird found in Africa, Asia and Europe, has returned again to J.N. Ding Darling NWR, Sanibel, FL. This potential mega rarity show up last year in the same place at the end of Feb. and stayed three days. It is an adult female bird. If the record is accepted by the FL Ornithological Society Records Committee it would be a first N.A. record. They are still deliberating whether it could be a captive bird. Investigations last year had shown no birds were missing from captivity in U.S. See my post and photos of this species from last year here.