Pelican makes rare stop in Durango

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Pelican makes rare stop in Durango

Bird making way south on forced migration
Melody Miller, a wildlife technician with the Colorado Division of Wildlife in Montrose, transfers an American white pelican between cages Friday at Durango Animal Hospital. Willy Reynolds, left, a volunteer, Dr. Charles Hawman, back, and Tara Bodine, both with the hospital, watch. Miller brought the bird from Montrose and handed it to Reynolds, who was taking it to New Mexico to release it into the wild with other pelicans.

Pelican makes rare stop in Durango

Melody Miller, a wildlife technician with the Colorado Division of Wildlife in Montrose, transfers an American white pelican between cages Friday at Durango Animal Hospital. Willy Reynolds, left, a volunteer, Dr. Charles Hawman, back, and Tara Bodine, both with the hospital, watch. Miller brought the bird from Montrose and handed it to Reynolds, who was taking it to New Mexico to release it into the wild with other pelicans.
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