In Will County, Illinois, the Four Rivers Environmental Education Center says the pelicans are back. A post at their Facebook page says the large birds make a stopover during their Fall migration in the waters around the center in Channahon southwest of Chicago. The center has a day of hikes and presentations on the American white pelicans in their Pelican Watch program from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday September 25th. Registration is required to attend. The center also says the birds are in the area generally starting right around now, early-to-mid-September through sometime in November. Here is a link for more information.