Thursday, September 22, 2005

Gathering planned to talk about pelican abandonment

"BISMARCK, N.D. - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is planning a gathering of pelican experts to try to solve the mystery of why the big birds abandoned the Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge in central North Dakota. Last year, nearly 30,000 pelicans left the refuge near Medina, leaving their chicks and eggs behind. This year, the refuge saw a massive die-off of pelican chicks, followed by an exodus of their parents."

Link: Full Article from Grand Forks Herald

American White Pelican image courtesy of US Fish & Wildlife Service

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