It’s funny. I always thought pelicans and seagulls were oceanic birds. However, we actually have a ton of them in the midwest. For some reason the gulls like the Rivers (and the farms). You will see a lot of them in the water pooling in the rows of crops on the farm. And the pelicans show up with the eagles in winter. Now sure if they get confused by the river water or what, but hey! I get to see pelicans!!