Australian Pelicans

Most people would be able to identify a pelican if shown a photo of one. In fact, most people really love pelicans and enjoy watching them on rivers, lakes, ponds and the ocean. Many would count them as one of their favourite birds. In Australia they would be instantly recognisable to most people because they are so common in many parts of the country where there is suitable habitat.

Samela Harris, a regular columnist for South Australia’s daily newspaper, The Advertiser, has compiled a lovely little site as a photographic tribute to the pelicans of Victor Harbor, the coastal town just south of Adelaide where she lives. She has included many beautiful photos as well as links to this popular coastal town and holiday destination.

Samela is the daughter of well known poet and former bookseller, Max Harris.


  • Aussie Pelicans – with photos by Samela Harris
  • Victor Harbor Tourism – plenty of information for the visitor.
  • Granite Island Recreation Park – at Victor Harbor you can walk across a long causeway to Granite Island about one kilometre off the coast. Walking trails cover the perimeter of the island with spectacular views in all directions. Granite Island has a breeding colony of Little Penguins. This is a must if visiting Victor Harbor.
  • Victor Harbor – a series of articles I have written about this lovely spot. I have included many photos as well.
  • Pelicans – a list of articles about pelicans from my archives.
Australian Pelican

Australian Pelican


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