Every year for at least a decade these rare birds have been showing up around High Rock Lake. American white pelicans have a normal range that spans from the Gulf of Mexico to central Canada. 

They usually arrive late January and stay until the early to mid April. The pelicans can be seen all over High Rock Lake and they usually follow flocks of cormorants that feed on schools of bait fish. Most days when they are here you can spot at least a few just below the dam on Bringle Ferry Road. 

Here's a gallery of pics taken during their 2022 visit. Keep checking back because I'll be adding more.


Pelican Pics and video from 2021