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Dave, Chris & others:
There is an interesting thread regarding Pelicans and White-Faced Ibis' on the Oregon listserve. Go to www.birdingonthe.net and click on "Oregon." Sure wish I had a background in ornithology and/or research methods! Good stuff, though. Might want to check it out today; I'm not sure if the archives are accessible for non-subscribers.
Doug Willis
Liberty, MO
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From: Chris Barrigar <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: Breeding Pelicans?
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Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 11:14 PM




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Bill Reeves also reported that on Saturday at 10 Mile Pond there were 50-60 White Pelicans present. I apologize that I failed to mention. I'm still trying to figure out what's common or expected.
 
Good Birding!

Chris Barrigar
 
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> Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2009 17:46:27 -0400
> From: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Breeding Pelicans?
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> MoBirders,
> 
> I was looking at my notes from Saturday and thought I would share something I found interesting. At Clarence Cannon NWR, in the back pool, about 200 American White Pelicans were feeding. Among these I estimated 10% were HY birds. This left me with two questions:
> 
> 1. early migration
> 2. possible breeding population nearby.
> 
> CCNWR has had a stable PR (non winter population) for the past 2 years (based on my very few visits during the summer). I have always seen between 150 and 300 birds--which begs the question: are these birds separate from that flock or a part of that flock. The latter would seem to imply breeding somewhere-along the Mississippi River, on the islands? We certainly have enough refuge land north of St. Louis.
> 
> I am interested in anyone's thoughts.
> 
> Dave Rogles
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