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Every year thousands of American White Pelicans embark on an impressive journey of more than 3,500 kilometers from Canada to México searching for better weather conditions. Chapala Lake in the state of Jalisco is one of their preferred destinations. Lake Chapala is Mexico’s largest freshwater lake and is located on the border of of Jalisco and Michoacán. As breathtaking as the lake itself is, nothing is more fascinating than the number of migrating pelican’s you can see.  About to 260,000 birds migrate from Canada each year and a large part of them end up at Lake Chapala. After spending their winter in the warmth of Mexico, they return at the beginning of April to British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Manitoba for breeding.

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