“Snowbirds” are seasonal, so I thought why not share a picture of some actual feathered friends who are just that. The white pelicans “winter” in Florida; they arrive in the fall and depart in the spring. They usually stay in a geographically protected area, such as a lagoon, harbor, estuary, or mangrove islands. This picture was taken off the Swordfish Grill in the Cortez Village.
Other places you may find them in Bradenton are on the bayside of Anna Maria Island and Robinson Preserve. In Sarasota, you would have good luck at Myakka State Park, the Celery Fields out Palmer Road, Benderson Park, and Sarasota Bay.