American White Pelicans winter here on the Gulf Coast. They are regulars in Placida Florida and can often be seen from the dock across from the Fishery Restaurant and out in Gasparilla Sound. Here are some photos from a recent trip to see them.
American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)
Here with a Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)
Note the size differnce. Much larger than the Brown.
Stop for lunch and visit the local shops!
Or take a kayak or boat tour out into Gasparilla Sound to see these wonderful birds.