Brown Pelicans Struggle To Find Food On Oregon Coast

The Wildlife Center of the North Coast has already cared for several starving young California brown pelicans this spring.

Brown pelicans, which migrate north in the spring from nesting colonies off Southern California and Mexico, spent several decades on the federal endangered species list because of exposure to pesticides like DDT and other contaminants. Their delisting in 2009 was a success story, but concerns remain about the birds’ continued survival.

Chief among these concerns is the availability of food.


Josh Saranpaa,<p>...read more at <a href=https://www.opb.org/news/article/brown-pelicans-oregon-north-coast-columbia-river-food/

This entry was posted in Oregon Coast News. Bookmark the permalink.