We weren’t lucky enough to see any large wild creatures during our week in Tofino, but lots of smaller ones were plentiful. Especially birds! My favorites were the little sandpiper shorebirds which moved almost comically along the tideline. Our little yard at the cottage attracted a bunch of Steller’s Jays who liked to hang around in the mornings. They are highly inquisitive and very pretty. We also saw eagles, ravens and many varieties of gulls. Most of the sea life we saw had washed up on the beach, shells and such, but we did see one brilliant orange star waiting for the tide to come back.

A small bunch of Sandpipers.

Orange Starfish on Chesterman Beach.