San Jose Island is well known for its incredible opportunities for beachcombing and shelling. It is also a place to view shorebirds — Brown Pelicans, Snowy Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Cormorants, Seagulls, Ruddy Turnstones, Royal Terns and more.
We wanted to get to San Jose Island before anyone else, so we took the 8 a.m jetty boat. Brown Pelicans, Royal Terns and Seagulls lined the beach as far as the eye could see.
Great Blue Heron
This majestic bird was keeping watch on the jetty as a Brown Pelican floated in the water nearby.
These small shorebirds were actively searching for food along the large boulders of the jetty.