One of the things I learned on the trip last week is that there are pelicans in Nebraska. I learned this by seeing them. Otherwise I would have thought that I was being BS'd. They were all over the wetlands along 80 in middle Nebraska. Apparently they are just passing through, but there were sure a lot of them. Thanks to google, I learned that they probably breed in South Dakota. I also saw herds of wild turkeys on the sides of the highway, groups of more than 10 in some places.