Groups up and down the West Coast, including Friends of Cape Falcon in Oregon, counted the number of California brown pelicans to help track the health and abundance of the species. The bird was taken off the endangered species list in 2009, but researches have made an effort to keep an eye on the species by counting them twice a year since 2016.  


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