The white pelican has the second longest wingspan of any bird in North America. The only bird with a longer wingspan is the California condor. The white pelican breed on inland lakes in the north central United States and Canada. They migrate, sometimes in large flocks, down to the coastal waters of the southern United States, Mexico and parts of Central America. While we were down in Big Cypress during our recent Florida trip several flocks of pelicans converged filling the skies above us with white and black wings.