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7 Cool Facts to Know About Iowa Pelicans

7 Cool Facts to Know About Iowa Pelicans

  • 9/1/2016 1:54:00 PM
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You read that right, there are pelicans in Iowa. Hundreds of them spend their summers on Iowa wetlands, and large number nest on islands within the Mississippi River. While most people associate the fish-eating behemoth family and their unique beaks with coastal areas, American white pelicans are actually inland birds with main breeding grounds near the Great Lakes and southern Canada. Keep an eye out for them flying through this spring and summer - they’re pretty hard to miss!