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Brown Pelicans nesting on island in Columbia River – Climate change suspected

Brown Pelicans nesting on island in the Columbia River. Courtesy photo:  OPB and Bird Research Northwest

Brown Pelicans nesting on island in the Columbia River.
Courtesy photo: OPB and Bird Research Northwest

California Brown Pelicans that usually nest along the Southern California Coast all the way down into Mexico have begun to nest on an island in the Columbia River. Scientists theorize that climate change and the warming of the west coast may be enticing the birds northward in their migratory range.

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