Saturday morning – Washington Coast – The North Beach

Westport – coastal weather cam here.



Brown Pelican – Pelecanus occidentalis

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife:

“Brown pelicans are common to abundant in Washington’s outer coastal waters from spring through autumn. Up to 16,000 have been reported roosting at East Sand Island in the Columbia River estuary. These birds nest in the Gulf of California and along the coast of Baja California in Mexico north to Channel Islands in southern California.”

After breeding, California brown pelicans disperse north along the coast as far as southern British Columbia. The origin of birds that occur in Washington is uncertain.”