Sunday, July 11, 2010

Pelican chicks receive new start in Florida

From North Bay Village, Fla., north of Miami:

The Pelican Harbor Seabird Station in North Bay Village has become the adoptive home of dozens of Brown Pelican chicks endangered by the oil spill in the Gulf. These chicks are the first to arrive at a facility that's been getting ready to take in avian refugees.

The 45 pelican chicks had been treated at the Fort Jackson Bird Rehabilitation Center in Buras, La., but they could not stay because more birds were expected.

Stock photo: Brown Pelican chick

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