Several years ago, white pelicans appeared on a small pond at the edge of town; later, they moved north to ponds bordering the river and even to calmer areas of the river. Each year, we look forward to their return. There aren't as many as the first year, but they find bodies of water throughout the Grande Ronde Valley...sometimes, just big puddles left by the rain. Evidently, they are migrating but no one seems to know for certain. This is definitely inland for the birds.