July 10th, 2014

Oystercatchers on SUP Mackenzie Beach Tour



Can you see the birds? Oystercatchers feeding in the inter-tidal zone. With their distinct call and long orange beaks some call these birds are quite a sight along the Tofino coast. Oystercatchers use their long beaks to feed on muscles that grow along the coast. This is not an easy task, and the juvenile oystercatchers remain with their parents for a year in order to learn the skill.

This picture was taken in Tofino on a stand up paddleboard tour at Mackenzie beach. Exploring Tla-o-qui-aht territory by paddling whether it be in a dugout canoe or stand up paddle board is a great way to connect with nature. No sounds of motors, and immersed in the environment. Join your guide and gain insight to the many creatures we share our coast with.

Tofino paddleboarding or cultural canoeing with  T’ashii Paddle School is the most unique way to explore the west coast of Vancouver Island. Check out our daily Stand up paddleboard and dugout canoe tours. Call to book 250.266.3787