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"Birdwatching" Top 5 Page for this destination Kemah Things to Do Tip by VeronicaG

Kemah Things to Do: 11 reviews and 24 photos

  Pelican at Kemah Waterfront
by VeronicaG

Since we're from the Northeast United States, Texas has many birds we've never seen, but only heard of through the years. The pelican is one of these birds.

I was thrilled to catch sight of this Brown Pelican in flight while we were visiting the waterfront area in Kemah. Brown Pelicans are most always seen near salt water and inhabit both coasts. They have light-colored heads and brownish/gray bodies. I don't ever remember seeing one while living in New Jersey, but perhaps they visited that area on occasion.

According to my bird book, Brown Pelicans fly with their heads drawn back to the shoulder and they rarely soar, often flying inches above the water. They are considered semi-tame because they have been known to beg for food on fishing piers.

Address: Kemah, Texas
Directions: About 45 minutes from the city of Houston,Tx

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 7, 2007
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