Research Project Report

The Breeding Behavior of the White Pelican

George B. Schaller
University of Wisconsin

Published 1962-01-01


Between June 3 and August 22, 1962, I spent a total of 58 days in the southeast arm of Yellowstone Lake in observing the breeding behavior of the pelicans on the Molly Islands. The birds were watched from a canoe anchored near the colonies. In addition, I visited pelicans at their feeding and loafing areas away from the breeding grounds on 11 days. Project Number 118.