A Pod of Pelicans

The most common collective nouns for a group of pelicans are a squadron, pod, pouch or scoop of pelicans. Squadron perhaps refers to how pelicans fly in line formations, whereas pouch or scoop refers to their large bills with underslung pouches designed for scooping up fish and other food. https://birdfact.com/articles/what-is-a-group-of-pelicans-called