History of Louisiana’s State Bird: The Brown Pelican

With over 7,700 miles of shoreline, Louisiana naturally chose a seabird as its state bird. In Louisiana, we’ve celebrated the brown pelican as our state bird since July 27, 1966. We’re even known as the Pelican State. Our brown pelicans are both majestic and distinctive, and Louisiana’s state bird is beloved by many for so many reasons. A Bird That’s …

Pelican Member Moment: Reginald Ducote

Meet Reginald Ducote, an 8-year member of the Pelican financial family and retired teamster. You might remember Reginald from our What’s Your Story video, where he shared his story about financing his truck. Reginald also has another story to tell; this one is about his daughter Hannah. Reginald understood the importance of saving money for his daughter’s future, so he …