I've never been a birder. I don't have the patience, knowledge, skills, or interest that's required. I do, however, enjoy watching water birds, and pelicans are my favorite. In fact, there isn't any other wildlife anywhere I'd rather see. They're big and plentiful, goofy-looking in a photogenic sense, and actually seem to be personable. If one thinks you might have a fish to offer, you're instantly best buddies!