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The White Pelicans on Sanibel | 310/365 Things to Do

Go in search of White Pelicans! In the fall each year white pelicans show up in our area to either winter over or stop for a rest on their route south. The white pelicans go as far south as South America. They are one of the largest North American birds and are a majestic site to see. They can be seen by the hundreds at low tide at Ding Darling on Sanibel Island.

The white pelicans also can be seen flying around Pine Island, which is west of Fort Myers, and the Causeway leading to Sanibel Island. I have often see them in smaller flocks at Lovers Key State Park near Dog Beach. You can check Ding Darling’s Facebook page to see when they arrive each year so that you don’t miss them. This year they arrived the first week of Nov. No one knows how long they will stay so get out and enjoy these wonderful birds.

If you’re looking for fun things to do on Sanibel visit Ding Darling and look for the White Pelicans!


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About the author: Melinda Cochran is photographer and Southwest Florida resident. You can find more of her images at: https://www.facebook.com/journeythroughmyeyes/.  If you know of a great place for Melinda to capture wildlife in action send a message in the comments section of this post.