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SH 48 Pelican Deaths

SH 48 Pelican Deaths

BAHIA GANDE- Whenever the National Weather Service alerts the Valley of an approaching cold front, jackets and hot java are not the only preparations taken by area authorities and volunteers.
Along a select stretch of Highway 48 where the Bahia Grande ebbs and flows with the tide, pelicans find themselves falling out of the sky whenever winds exceed about 20 miles-per-hour. The problem is not the birds, rather the lack of wind for them to create lift as they return northward to their roosts in the evening hours.