A few Cormorants were drying their wings at the water's edge.
A couple of dozen Sanderlings were dashing about on the sand or wading in the shallows.
There were Laughing Gulls aplenty but only three terns, all Royal Terns.
The occasional Ruddy Turnstone trotted by.
Several Neotropic Cormorants guarded the entrance to the shorebird sanctuary.
At first we thought this section of beach was empty of birds. Then we saw them: American Avocets.
It was impossible to get an accurate count of the Avocets but I guesstimated their number at 6,000-7,000. Not the biggest number we have ever seen on Bolivar but not at all bad!