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Brown Pelican Comeback (1986)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Queen Bess Island, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1986-07-25

Duration: 00:05:28

Subjects: Queen Bess Island (La.) | Brown pelican | BIRDS | Environment


  • Nachman, Karen Host
  • Kasprzak, Rick Interviewee
  • Fowler, Jim Interviewee


This segment from the July 25, 1986, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen Nachman’s report on the comeback of the brown pelican in Louisiana. She visits Queen Bess Island near Grand Isle, one of the islands used by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) to reestablish pelican nesting grounds in the state. She interviews Rick Kasprzak of LDWF and Jim Fowler, LSU wildlife specialist.