Limantour Spit is one of my favorite places to go looking for shorebirds. With Drake's Bay and the waters of the Pacific Ocean on one side, and Drake's Estero on the other side, shorebirds of all kinds flock here to find a meal. It has beautiful views of the sandstone cliffs near Drake's Beach as well, which light up brilliantly at sunrise.
Sunrise over Point Reyes National SeashoreQuail in the grassQuail on a high perchCaspian tern touching downTern calling in flightCaspian tern takes flightLate summer sanderlingSnowy plover on the sandSmall plover, big beachFeeding peepsSanderling along the shoreStepping sanderlingSanderling fluffed up on Limantour BeachChecking the wrack on Limantour SpitSanderling checking the seaweedSanderling on the beachSanderling looking for a meal on Limantour BeachRunning in front of the wavesSanderlings on the runSanderlings on white