All records are listed in reverse chronological order.


2011

Brown Pelican — Boone Reservoir, Washington County on April 13, 2011. Photo by Kate Rodgers. This bird was originally found and documented by her. It represents the 1st record of Brown Pelican for Washington County and only the 6th record for Pennsylvania.

Brown Pelican — Boone Reservoir, Washington County on April 14, 2011. Photos by Geoff Malosh. Here are some excellent photos of the same bird taken the following day.



2009

Brown Pelican — Peach Bottom, Lancaster County on August 3, 2009. Photos by Dave DeReamus. These photos were taken near Fishing Creek, just upriver from Peach Bottom. This bird represents the 1st record of Brown Pelican for Lancaster County and only the 5th record for Pennsylvania.




2008

Brown Pelican — Lake Raystown, Huntingdon County on November 5, 2008. Photos by Bill Weaver. These two photos are of a juvenile Brown Pelican found at Lake Raystown. The dead bird was brought to the Animal Diagnostic Lab at Penn State and to the attention of veterinarian and birder, Dr. Eva Wallner-Pendleton. The carcass was very fresh. The necropsy suggested it may have died of starvation. The bird had been banded on Holland Island in Dorchester County, Maryland on July 15, 2008. An intense storm moved up the Mid-Atlantic coast one week prior to the discovery of this bird and may be the reason this bird ended up so far inland. This bird represents the 1st record of Brown Pelican for Huntingdon County and only the 4th record for Pennsylvania.


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