White Pelican on the Mississippi River - April 28 2013 The Pelicans migration pattern takes them over the Mississippi and they tend to hang out on Lake Pepin and vicinity for a couple of weeks. I have been visiting this area for years and never saw them. This weekend we were chatting with a store owner who noticed my camera and suggested a few places I could find them. I ended up standing for a few hours propped against trees along the shore and got a few good shots. This is one of my favorites.