Diving through the air, a pelican is aiming to catch a fish. It splashes into the water, submerging fully. Pelicans often eat fish, but sometimes they will eat an amphibian or crustacean. Pelicans live in the western hemisphere, in the coastal areas of the southern and western U.S. but pelicans are spread out all around America’s coastal areas. They build nests on trees, bushes, and on the ground. Their nests are made of mud if on the ground, or feathers if in trees or bushes.
Another interesting fact about pelicans is that they are some of the least concerned animals in the rate of extinction. They live to be about 40 years old, and have 2-3 young to take care of at a time. The young lives with parents for 68 to 88 days, and then the young go off on their own. They eat up to 1.8 kilograms, or 4 pounds, a day. The brown pelican migrates up north to British Colombia for the summer, then migrates down south to warmer waters for the winter.