Brown pelican in flight

Overhead view of a brown pelican in flight over the ocean.

Detailed Description

Zoomed in view of a California Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis californicus) from an image collected during a test flight in March 2019.

The Seabird Studies Team at the USGS Western Ecological Research Center is conducting aerial photographic surveys of the ocean off central and southern California to create comprehensive maps of seabird and marine mammal distributions.


Image Dimensions: 918 x 612

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US