The American White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) have returned to Placida Harbor, Florida for the winter. One of America’s largest birds, and much larger than the common Brown Pelican, the American Whites breed only on North America’s inland prairies, but winter on the southern coast. A great place to get a close-up view is Placida Harbor….near the Fishery Restaurant.
Steven Scott is a photonaturalist blogger based in Florida and Maine. He has surveyed butterflies with Earthwatch Institute in the mountains of Vietnam, tagged juvenile snook with Mote Marine Laboratory in the mangroves of Florida and filmed a BioBlitz insect survey in Acadia National Park. A registered nurse and retired Army officer, Steven believes man is an integral part of nature and travels annually to Vietnam with humanitarian medical teams from Vets With a Mission.