Brown Pelicans migrate to the Northwest Coast late every spring and stay well into the fall. When I first moved to the area in the early 1970’s there were no pelicans around. The conventional wisdom is that as their numbers grew they began to expand their territory north in search of food. They are a welcome addition to our local bird population and quite entertaining to watch. You will often see them diving into the ocean for fish just beyond the breakers or flying in a “train” like these are.