Jump to content
Whatbird Community

Recommended Posts

Yesterday, a few miles north of Blythe, CA above the Colorado River.  There were about 20 birds rising, circling in the morning, searching for a thermal, I suppose.  Am I confusing this bird with what I believe is a Stork? Thanks for your help.Stork.thumb.jpg.7ccaea67cd9a94f88d35503137a4b1be.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There’s one species of stork that might, rarely, visit California. The wood stork. But it wouldn’t have orange bills like your pelicans do. 
All other species of stork live outside the US. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wood Storks have all of the secondaries black, unlike the white inner secondaries of American White Pelican. Also note that Whooping Crane has no black secondaries.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...