99 pelicans flying above. 99 pels above. One flies down all the way to the ground, 98 pelicans flying above! OK - A little bit of an exaggeration there with the numbers, but there were many American White Pelicans gliding in this summer updraft! Amazingly, there were a total of 63 in the group, not counting the airliner passing behind them. I did crop out a few, just in case you get the urge to start counting! Over 50 are shown here. It almost seemed like the pelicans were imitating the jet as it passed in the distance.