Mile 327 Report

November 21, 2015
by Simonetal

Location:
Clatsop
Clatsop Plains
Conditions:
Saturday 4:45 PM
Humans / Pets:
People:
19
Dogs:
2
Activities:
Walking / Running:
19
Concerns:
Fire
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
3
ATVs/OHVs parking:
0
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
25
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
1
Cars/Trucks on beach, prohibited:
0
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
0
Activity Comments:
delightful day of people exploring the beach area. This mile can be driven in a car and most vehicles were driving, including two whom were racing.
Notable Wildlife:
4 birds (maybe plovers) were on the lower slope of the dune foraging. Northern Harrier was flying low over top of dune foraging.
Dead Birds:
Total:
13
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Species/names:
performed COASST survey today. Found 4 common murres, 3 northern fulmars, 1 large immature gull, 2 grebes (clarks or westerns), 1 glaucous winged gull, 1 cassins auklet, and 1 western gull.
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Shells·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces·Plastic pellets·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
sand is building up the dune as the slope is now rather unsteep (maybe 45 degree angle)
Comments:

Found dead elk skin, and raccoon. Picked up a good deal of plastic trash and ropes, along with two large plastic bottles, and one aerosol can with Asian markings (iso 9001-2008 Golden Dragon) Chung His Chemical Plant, Ltd.

Summary:

Lovely day on beach. People driving cars in accessible areas due to very cold weather, but sunshine. 19 people exploring beach. Few birds around, although we found 14 dead (see earlier list of species). Sand is building up dunes after the week of stormy weather.

  • Found down on beach
    Found down on beach
    Oregon Mile 327
    November 21, 2015
  • Found dead raccoon on beach
    Found dead raccoon on beach
    Oregon mile 327
    November 21, 2015
  • Found dead raccoon on beach
    Found dead raccoon on beach
    Oregon mile 327
    November 21, 2015
  • Found on beach in two pieces. no other animal parts.
    Found on beach in two pieces. no other animal parts.
    Oregon mile 327, just north of Del Rey beach access
    November 21, 2015
  • Found elk hide on beach in two pieces, no other animal parts.
    Found elk hide on beach in two pieces, no other animal parts.
    Oregon Mile 327, just north of Del Rey beach access
    November 21, 2015
  • Skate egg case with barnacles
    Skate egg case with barnacles
    Oregon Mile 327, just north of Del Rey beach access
    November 21, 2015
  • Found on beach up high
    Found on beach up high
    Oregon Mile 327, just north of Del Rey beach access
    November 21, 2015
  • Golden Dragon, found on beach
    Golden Dragon, found on beach
    Oregon mile 327
    November 21, 2015
  • Looking south on Oregon mile 327 with Tillamook Head in the background.
    Looking south on Oregon mile 327 with Tillamook Head in the background.
    Oregon mile 327
    November 21, 2015
  • A pair of riders came up the beach at sunset. They parked their trailer in the vehicle parking lot by the Del Rey beach access.
    A pair of riders came up the beach at sunset. They parked their trailer in the vehicle parking lot by the Del Rey beach access.
    Oregon mile 327
    November 21, 2015
  • Saw 4 Killdeer at base of dunes.
    Saw 4 Killdeer at base of dunes.
    Oregon mile 327
    November 21, 2015
Other Mile 327 Reports (11)

2019

June 13, 2019 - sultanym
A quiet, cloudy mid-morning walk on Del Rey Beach, mile 327 with people clamming, walking, and sitting on the beach. Little wind and mild day. Observed a dead California sea lion on the beach near...
April 21, 2019 - sultanym
Human activities: I observed 15 people on the beach, 10 were clamming at the low tide line and 5 were sitting on the beach. Along this mile, there was much evidence of clamming with mounds of wet...
March 4, 2019 - Merce and Michael
Evidence of driving on dunes where vehicles aren't allowed.

2018

July 18, 2018 - Simonetal
Lovely day at the beach with many others enjoying recreation.

2016

November 15, 2016 - Simonetal
Windy, cloudy wintery day on beach at high king tide.  Surf comes up to edge of dunes and near the end of the asphalt surface of access road to beach at Del Rey entrance.  At 9:30 am we saw 8 fulmars...
May 10, 2016 - Bob Harvey
Dead sea lion 2 miles N of Del Rey Beach access, on the beach. Headless and still 7 ft. long
  • Dead headless sea lion found on the beach at Del Rey Beach State Recreation Area

2015

December 30, 2015 - Simonetal
Lovely cold day at beach with few recreational activities underway, including three horses out for a beach ride. Tides have been high into the dunes, to the very top over last week's king tides and...
  • Storm debris and overtopping of dune grass
  • tracks up dune, photo shows sand blown most of the way up the foredune.
  • debris and sand deposition at Del Rey Beach auto access
  • A sunny day at the beach, with debris and horses, looking north.
  • Beach puppy on log
January 17, 2015 - Simonetal
Nice windy day; lots of folks out driving the beach and a few hardy souls walking.

2014

December 20, 2014 - Simonetal
Found three dead birds (2 common murres, 1 red phalarope). High tide was at 6.6' hitting the low slope of the dunes and rushing into the roadway at least 100'. Only saw 2 people walking, and 2 cars...

2010

April 3, 2010 - Simonetal
Heard reports of glass floats being found; we found none. Very stormy, cold day. Few people out walking dogs or traveling the beach mile by vehicle.

2008

January 13, 2008 - tsunami
A bit more trash on the beach than usual, mixed with driftwood / seaweed, most likely washed in as a result of the heavy surf / high tides.The high water was tending to squeeze the pedestrians and...
  • plastic trash on the beach
  • Juvenile bald eagle