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Erratic white pelicans due to return to refuge


White pelicans at the Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge in central North Dakota have baffled biologists in recent years with no-shows, massive die-offs and hurried departures. The big-billed birds' expected return to their nesting grounds in a few days may add to the mystery, said Paulette Scherr, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife biologist. "The birds are going to return," she said. "But will they have problems? We don't know that." The white pelicans — among the largest birds in North America, measuring six feet from bill to tail — normally stay at the Chase Lake refuge through September, ra...

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