In Gelato Beach, you can access the level "The Sand Bird is Born" to encounter the creature. The objective is to collect 8 red coins, 7 of which are scattered above the Sand Bird's massive body. The 8th coin rests on a pillar high above in the sky. The Sand Bird's only appearance was the Super Mario Sunshine level; it hatched from a giant egg in a Stone Tower in Gelato Beach. The Sand Bird will move on its side to challenge Mario to stay on top. There are also 1-ups, blue coins, and regular coins in the level.