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The brown pelican has rebounded so successfully, the government has removed it from the endangered species list. Today, the largest pelican roost site in the Northwest sits in Oregon. But when thousands of pelicans lingered too long, winter storms caused severe injuries. Volunteers with the Wildlife Center of the North Coast rushed to save them, nurse them and months later, release them to the wild.
Wildlife Center of the North Coast
- Online: CoastWildlife.org
US Fish & Wildlife: Pelican Fact Sheet
US Fish & Wildlife: Pelican Profile
International Bird Rescue Research Center
- Online: ibrrc.org/pelican_history.html
Pelican Island â€“ where wildlife refuges started
- Online: fws.gov/pelicanisland/