[Tweeters] March Point White Pelicans - Skagit Co.

Wally Davis wallydavis3 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 15:41:50 PDT 2016

I just came back from a trip to the Tri-cities where white pelicans were
abundant, particularly near the mouth of the Yakima river.

Wally Davis


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[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Joan Bird
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 2:39 PM
To: Tweeters
Subject: [Tweeters] March Point White Pelicans - Skagit Co.

Hi Tweets

After failing miserably three times to locate the White Pelicans at Blaine,
I took a trip to Skagit to follow up on the pelicans Marcus Roening saw from
Bayview State Park. They were barely visible from there this morning, but
could be seen across the bay by March Point. A quick trip around the bay,
in the large gravel lot just before you enter onto E. March Point Road (at
10:00 a.m.), there was a huge congregation of pelicans visible from shore.
A short way up E. March Point Road there are a few safe pull-offs, where I
was able to see them very clearly. The first flock was spread out a bit,
counted at 94 birds. Fairly close to them was a flock where the birds were
so closely packed that the best I could do was guess the number at about
100. All of the birds were slowly moving away from Swinomish Channel toward
the end of March Point and more open water.

On my return from birding elsewhere, a second check of the pelicans at 12:30
p.m., , revealed only about a dozen birds, flying at altitude toward the

Joan Bird


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