The brown pelican is a common seabird found throughout the Americas and is an iconic symbol of the Gulf of Mexico, the basin with the largest population of this species.
Brown Pelican Facts and Information Pelecanus occidentalis Introduction to Brown Pelican. There are 8 species of the Pelican, and the Brown Pelican is the smallest of them. It ranges in length from 42 to 54 inches long.
Brown Pelicans Reproduction Facts. The nesting period ranges from March to April. They build nests in trees and bushes. The materials used for constructing nest include grass, weeds, and grass.
Brown pelicans on the Pacific coast breed in colonies from Baja to the Channel Islands off California in the winter and spring and then disperse north. While you can see some birds here all year around, the majority arrive in Monterey Bay in the summer and remain through early fall.
The brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) is a North American bird of the pelican family, Pelecanidae. It is one of three pelican species found in the Americas and one of two that feed by diving in water. It is found on the Atlantic Coast from Nova Scotia to the mouth of the Amazon River, and along the Pacific Coast from British Columbia to northern Chile, including the Galapagos Islands.