Florida’s Pelicans

 

After years of wanting to visit Florida’s remote Everglades National Park and surrounding areas, we’ve finally made it this winter, setting up camp alongside the Barron River in Everglades City.

 

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Brown Pelican

 

Everglades City is a total of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km) with a resident population of less than 500.  No main stores, no fast food, just a small, resilient fishing community that has endured hurricane after hurricane, their last major devastation occurring with Irma in September 2017.

 

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Brown Pelican

 

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Brown Pelican

 

We picked Everglades City for its laid-back/no crowds atmosphere and as an excellent nature/wildlife pivot point to the surrounding nature areas.  No traffic congestion here.

 

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White Pelicans

 

When I would think of Florida as a kid, I would think Pelicans.  They were cool with their awkwardness and prehistoric looks.

 

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White Pelicans

 

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Brown Pelican – “Why The Long Face?”

 

I will enjoy my Pelican opportunities!

 

 

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