They are magnificent birds, traveling and foraging in large flocks, making them nearly impossible to miss.
But when you mention to someone that pelicans can be seen in Will County, the response usually goes something like this:
But it's true, particularly around Lake Renwick Heron Rookery Nature Preserve in Plainfield and Four Rivers Environmental Center in Channahon.
“Within the last 15 to 20 years, white pelicans have been seen with ever greater frequency in our area, especially in the wide-waters area near McKinley Woods – Kerry Sheridan Grove,” said Rita Renwick, president of the Will County Audubon Society.
So if you're a person who takes pride in being extremely knowledgeable about the wildlife that calls the county home, put yourself to the test on the topic of pelicans.
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