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206 [email protected] 03/20/2008 Surprisingly little driftline content. Beach almost bare. Very few seabirds either on the beach or in the water View full report 0
299 hallee 03/20/2008 Still lots of driftwood from winter storms. Not much litter. The surf was pounding. Someone had drawn outlines of two big kitties in the sand. Perhaps Easter Kitties? View full report 1
309 cadonofrio 03/19/2008 An extremely large amount of rocks and driftwood on the beach - the wood pieces are large. Rocks and wood extend to the water line in many spots. View full report 0
233 [email protected] 03/19/2008 Very quiet on the beach. Unable to actually get down into Boiler Bay due to high tide so had to observe from Boiler Bay Park. No cars or people at Boiler Bay "trail". Sand level still high on Forgarty Creek Beach. View full report 0
288 YaakovM 03/18/2008 This was the lowest tide (-0.2) which I'd ever seen at the beach. There were no people present on this beautiful late winter day and the beach was generally very clean. As expected, driftwood amounts at the high tide line were large, reflecting the accumulations of winter storms. Debris was average, consisting of some styrofoam, bottles, wood pieces, plastic, rope, and other ocean debris items. Bird life was sparse: a few Western gulls and one great blue heron. On the Tillamook Bay side of Bayocean Spit, there were many types and large numbers of birds, mostly waterfowl. Leaving the Spit, I passed Meares Lake and saw three river otters playing in the water. It was the first time I'd ever seen otters in this area and it made for a pleasant ending to a beautiful day at the beach. View full report 3
171 oldMGguy 03/18/2008 Lots of gulls, crows, one immature bald eagle flying north above the foredune. One unknown shellfish (see photos), isolated strands of bull kelp.Lots of sightseers out this afternoon on this always popular beach. Observed one immature bald eagle flying north along the foredune. Found a shell that I've never seen before on Heceta Beach (see photos). Does anyone know what it is (or was)? View full report 2
254 SueGabriel 03/18/2008 The dog and I had the beach to ourselves except for one seagull foraging in the surf line. The south 1/4 mile was not accessible from the beach because the ocean was crashing into the riprap. Installation of rip rap continues between Corvallis and Mt. Angel streets. There is no longer a beach access at Amity St. A flat rock sloping access appears to be under construction at Mt. Angel. There is a recently completed rock "stair-step" access at Corvallis St. The accesses off Hawk St. further north are still open. There was lots of ocean debris and eroded beach grass in the high wrack line and more than the usual amount of small rocks (? slough from the riprap boulders) nearer the surf line. A major riprap project was in progress at the north beach area of Neskowin just past the northern end of mile 254. View full report 0
212 philandjan 03/16/2008 This is a sandy beach, with 2 creeks, Grant Creek near the north end and Moore Creek near the south end. The beach is backed by sandstone cliffs, bluffs and vegetated dunes with houses along the top of the bluffs. Grant Creek has a bridge over it, but Moore Creek is relatively undeveloped. The flat plain upstream from the beach on Moore Creek, between the beach and the highway, is available for development. The beach today was smooth, with very little debris in the tide line, lots of rocks exposed. There were a few mole crabs washed up, and a couple of Dungeness crab carapaces. Live birds included a few gulls and crows, four turkey vultures, and two ravens. A stranded Brant's cormorant was in the wash zone, but still alive - an eagle flew in and took it to a rock where the eagle devoured the cormorant, supervised by the two ravens. Four northern fulmars and an unidentified alcid were found dead on the beach. The separated part of the cliff that broke off in January 2006 has separated further and is eroding, and there are several small rockfalls and sand slides along the entire mile. People were out enjoying the beach, some with their dogs, both on and off leash. View full report 4
307 Bald Eagle 03/16/2008 Ocean erosion continues on high banks near access point, and Bald Eagles continue to be observed. View full report 0
138 comubp 03/16/2008 The BLM had a caterpillar grade the Snowy Plover nesting area behind the beach. No ropes or signage was visible on the beach as was present in past years. Perhaps it is too early. Small patchy amounts of shells and wood in the driftline. A few Bull Kelp clusters on beach. Fifty Sanderlings foraging in the surfline. Three Ravens and three gulls in area. One dead Northern Fulmar. Erosion of the vegetated foredune. Low human impact (2)-walking. View full report 0
245 lvoelker 03/16/2008 Lots of shredded/pulverized plastic debris in the surf line for the past three weeks. View full report 0
330 alkarbeck 03/16/2008 Nothing unusual these past months. Our area allows driving on the beach and we have many dog walkers. We have picked up a lot of trash in the last month of which most is plastic. View full report 0
137 comubp 03/16/2008 Nice day on the beach. Shells, kelp, animal casings, wood pieces and small amount of ocean-based debris in driftline. Two gulls and a Raven flew over beach. Dead birds were: 4 Northern Fulmar, 2 immature gulls, and 2 Greater Scaup. Erosion of the foredune. Lots of human ATV usage in legal areas. No signs of problems or concerns. Moderate human use (20)- 6 walking and 12 sitting. View full report 0
121 LouiseW 03/16/2008 Kelp, shells, wood pieces, land-based debris, plastic pellets and Styrofoam in the driftline. Four dead birds: 1 gull, 2 Northern Fulmars and 1 White-winged Scoter. A few shorebirds foraging in driftline and moving in response to dogs. Sand accumulating near the bluffs. Less sand build up on the southern part of the beach. Dramatic slope to the low tide line. New rock exposed below high tide line. Concrete steps and slabs exposed along bluffs. Cliff being undermined below a house. It appears that telephone poles and chains are being used to stop erosion. Moderate human impact (14)- 4 walking, 2 surfing, 2 fishing and 6 picnicking. 3 dogs. View full report 1
128 rubygoes 03/16/2008 I enjoy experiencing "my" mile in the CoastWatchway, and trying to take in every single thing thatNature has left there for me. Her deep carving ofthe foredunes over the winter with what must havebeen a giant fork was impressive. We'll now havethe fun of seeing if she returns what she tore away as the months go by. Beach was covered by broken shells and a few sand dollars. A small rodent (Coypu)on the beach. Evidence of heavy vehicle use in allowed area but none today. Drainage pipe exposed on beach. Low human impact (4)-walking. Three dogs. View full report 0
176 CMHarvey 03/15/2008 Forest Service vehicles on the beach just north of Berry Creek. View full report 0
188 claretucker 03/13/2008 Pair of oyster catchers south of entry. Not as much trash as expected. Lots of gulls. View full report 0
149 flotsam 03/13/2008 This was a cursory visit, as we did not actually get to our mile, but viewed the general area from afar (at least a mile). We were lashed with rain, and were recovering from a 9 mile walk the day before, to visit the site of the supposed George L. Olson shipwreck, at or near mile 125.I will post some photos at that mile's site, as it appears to be unadopted. View full report 0
174 Foulkes 03/13/2008 Lots of large driftwood washed in during winter storms.Bulldozer has smoothed the Baker Beach crossing to the beach. View full report 0
125 flotsam 03/12/2008 This mile appears to be unadopted. I submit this report to provide some photos of the wreck of the purported George L. Olson. View full report 2
89 [email protected] 03/12/2008 Kayaked from Storm Ranch to old breach near end of Mile 90 and walked to S. end of Mile 89. New River breach closed. Bull Kelp knots, shells, woodpieces, plastic pellets, Land- and ocean-based debris and Styrofoam in driftline. Fox and raccoon tracks on beach. Merlin and Sanderlings observed. Significant sand deposition and large woody debris appear in this area. Looks like wonderful plover habitat. Foredune eroded steeper and deeper - not ramp-like like last year. No evidence of overtopping except in areas of previous river breaches. No human activity except track of ATV from biologist survey team. View full report 4
176 Zurflueh 03/12/2008 Beach was strikingly clean of debris. View full report 0
90 [email protected] 03/12/2008 Kayaked from Storm Ranch to site of old 2002 breach and walked N and S from this point. Saw Red Fox and Raccoon tracks. Large tree trunks and logs deposited during winter overwash events in old breach site. Sand building up on beach. A BLM information kiosk had been vandalized, and the appropriate persons have been notified. Shells, kelp, wood pieces, land- and ocean-based debris in driftline. Pollen colored residue (phytoplankton) on beach. Two Snowy Plovers. Low human impact (0). View full report 3
23 Bob Harvey 03/12/2008 Low tide, overcast. Heavy dune erosion, exposed driftwood. People and dogs using beach even though it's midweek. Marine gardens exposed but not easy to get to because guarded by slippery rocks. Geese nesting atop rocks. Little litter. No dead birds or mammals. View full report 3
49 Tichenor 03/12/2008 A very calm day, even at the dock. Empty beach; only a few gulls in the surf. View full report 0
97 beachnut 03/12/2008 Dune erosion continues from China Creek south to New River/Two Mile. The Snowy Plover nesting signage and fencing are in place at China Creek in the usual area and also at the Plover Habitat Restoration Area. The beach inbetween is still subject to high tides so there really isn't any foredune for nesting. Fencing is also in place in the dune immediately south of the HRA but didn't run the entire dune to the river floodplain. Kelp/shells, animal casings, small rocks, wood pieces and ocean-based debris in the driftline. A few gulls and Snowy Plovers on the wet sand. One seal pup resting on beach. Visible retreat of vegetated sand dune and evidence of wave overtopping. Low human impact (0). View full report 0
161 mjohnson 03/11/2008 Creek at south end fo mile 163 no longer runs to the ocean, has stopped flowing earlier than in past years.Beach has been swept clean of debris and most driftwood by wave action, also the beach shows loss of sand resulting in a very gentle down-slope to the tide line and low bluffs have been eroded into the fore dunes. View full report 0
173 ZASovers 03/10/2008 A cloudy morning with wind from Southwest. Many logs all along the shoreline, some long and straight,like telephone poles. The sand is still out, the roots of one stump visible. Sutton Creek has curved up to Klahanee rip rap and has two separate mouths as it enters the ocean. A flock of sea gulls are sitting at the mouth of the creek facing into the wind. View full report 0
203 Sandpiper 03/10/2008 Walking this mile everyday, I notice that the sand is constantly shifting. By March the sand has nearly covered the driftwood, which includes large tree trunks that were exposed and visible all along the fore dune in January. On most days we see seals swimming in a southerly direction, sticking their heads out of the surf as if to say Hi. View full report 0
199 speelyei 03/10/2008 Quiet, uneventful morning on this windswept stretch of beach. View full report 4
261 Rouses 03/09/2008 1 dead sea lion. Beach is really clean for after winter storms. Riprap showing at each end of Cottages at the Cape. View full report 0
29 JimandJoan 03/09/2008 Mile 29 looked very good, clean and no debris other than one piece of old rope and a couple of mismatched sandals! We saw no birds other than on the offshore rocky islets.It's obvious the dunes are receding indicated by old pipe fencing now almost completely gone. The newer fence (surrounding the sewer treatment ponds) is now on the edge of the dune. Some driftwood has broken parts of the "new fence." View full report 0
147 Lyndell 03/09/2008 The waves were up to far on the beach for comfort given the amount of large pieces of Driftwood and the steep embankment. So, I was unable to reach mile 147. I was able to get to 150 and 149 and this is what the report reflects.I did not see anything out of the ordinary as a first time visitor. There was an abundance of trash especially plastics, we picked up as much garbage as possible. I have some pictures but need to figure out how to get them into this report. View full report 0
217 [email protected] 03/09/2008 Good day for a walk on the beach. A few shorebird flocks foraging along the water's edge. Bluff erosion near Jump-off-Joe continues this year, but not as dramatic as last year. View full report 0
183 RMSherriffs 03/09/2008 Beach clean, five plastic bottles and one auto tire on south section. Truck tire on North section. View full report 0
171 oldMGguy 03/08/2008 I wish to extend a "Thank You!" to Phillip Johnson, CoastWatch Program Director, and his staff, for all the seminars recently set up for CoastWatch members' on-going education on ocean beach issues. I really encourage all CoastWatch members to attend any of these events if at all possible. The recent March 5, 2008 Coastal Dunes Workshop was focused on the impact of introduced non-native beach grass on native species. View full report 4
156 JELong 03/08/2008 I hiked with my friend Bonnie on her mile, 157, then we headed south down my mile, 156. We both noted the almost total absence of foredune erosion or sand scouring on the upper beach. Although the sandy beach was about 1/3 to 1/2 narrower then in mid-summer, the sand on the remaining beach was as deep as I remember seeing it during the winter. There was an almost complete lack of debris except for a few plastic bottles, one tire and one styrofoam float. In light of the old shipwrecks and cannons that had been uncovered at other sections of the Oregon coast this winter, we were quite surprised (and highly disappointed) that we had no new buried treasures to discover on our miles. But we found a really great lunch spot out of the wind and the turkey sandwiches were quite good, so we got over it. View full report 0
160 dragonfly 03/08/2008 On a visit in early January, we discovered that the fore dune to the south of Siltcoos estuary had been full-dozed, so there is an extensive area of flat dry sand that wasn't there before.This visit was unusual because of the relative absence of wildlife. We always see harbor seals swimming or hauled out; today there were none. There are always a lot of birds; today we saw three gulls, one turkey vulture, one bald eagle a second in the stream. View full report 0
219 cindyashy 03/08/2008 Unusual sighting of a Brown Pelican in March. See Wildlife list for more. I'm going to talk with BLM staff to see about get some permanent signage in the tidepool area to prevent people from getting into sensitive nesting bird areas and dangerous surge areas.....when the tidepool area can't be staffed and the orange cones don't get put out, people move into these areas at low tide. I believe permanent signs would help a lot. View full report 0
157 bzenderson 03/08/2008 Absolutely beautiful day, shared with my friend and CoastWatch partner Jack Long; wind picked up in early afternoon and got quite chilly, but sunny and lovely and, as usual, not another soul. We went all the way to the mouth of Tahkenitch Creek and found a protected spot along the creek, behind a big driftwood stump, to eat lunch. View full report 1
209 bloeffel 03/07/2008 By the first of the year much of the sand accumulated over the summer had left the beach and shortly thereafter rock started moving in, a lot of it relatively small. The sand eventually was removed down to the underlaying mudstone some of which froze in January, then separated into inch or so thick sheets on thawing. For a while now the large amount of rock that came to the beach has moved towards the bluff and in some places is piled 5 feet high against the wall. This rock won't leave the beach until we have a heavy surf capable of moving it. Beach gradients: North end 10 feet in 40 yards due to the large amount of rock piled against the bluff. South end 6 feet in 40 yards. There were 2 places of significant bluff erosion near the middle of the mile. One was due to water coming down a creek bed washing out underneath the sandstone leading to its collapse. The other was failure to properly handle surface water runoff resulting in the bluff under the back yard of a house enlarging the cave in the sandstone under the back yard. This has been some time in forming. The owner doesn't live there and may not know what is happening. I told the builder about it but no change has occurred. View full report 0
171 kathrynl 03/06/2008 The Driftwood Shores "creek" has moved further south and has cut a two-foot deep channel into the sand. Water and sand show signs of sewage, oily and orange stain. One water bottle near Driftwood Shores. Very clean beach and more driftwood up to North Jetty than I have seen in seven years. Only Gulls at the tide line, very little evidence of other birds. Plus 7 1/2' tide left shells far up on the beach. View full report 0
170 Florence Elk 03/06/2008 Due to the low tide found a ship, cart rails, cart wheels and axles from old wharf rail system. The pioneer museum doesn't have a record of the ship but it's there. Told kids not to harass the seals,watched an eagle hunt the river. View full report 4
224 malachite 03/05/2008 Main reason to file this report is to document my sight of a bald eagle. It's not the first time I've seen one on this mile, I believe I saw one at least once before during January/February (forgot to document at the time). I believe I also observed an osprey one day during the winter too. View full report 0
225 acwasner 03/05/2008 Beautiful calm, sunny weather. Usual wildlife with no dead or injured animals, birds. Hanging tree is still in place held by only minimal roots. No new erosion visible. Very clean sand. People not disturbing seals or birds. View full report 0
294 Nedonnaman 03/05/2008 Aside from rip rap installation, beach seems in good shape View full report 0
197 [email protected] 03/05/2008 Very interesting walk today. Just south of public beach entry area people were collecting agates as if they were picking strawberries. I had never before seen rock beds exposed here. Near south end of the mile were large areas of exposed low, sculptured rocks giving the impression of an unearthed ancient village from an archeological dig. Bluff erosion is a major concern on this mile but I haven't seen major areas of obviously new erosion. View full report 0
202 dddurrett 03/05/2008 A perfect day at the beach, blue sky and a cool breeze.I picked up very little litter. Sparce drift line with no garbage. I was approached by a couple from California and they couldn't believe how clean and beautiful the beach was. I explained a little about Coast Watch and the pride that goes into our beaches. View full report 0
224 malachite 03/04/2008 Beautiful sunny day. Because my walk started at 4:25pm, very near low tide (0.1), I was able to see rock outcrops exposed on the beach that are often submerged. Some ongoing gradual erosion, bluffs towards the south end of my mile may be exhibiting a somewhat accelerated rate of erosion--bluffs just north & south of southern mile boundary deeply incised by rains & runoff (if latter present). View full report 0
300 marko 03/04/2008 Very little human activity on this day. Huge amounts of driftwood. Creek runoff moved by storms.A very quiet day. It felt like nobody else was here. Eventually I saw in the distance what appeared to be a parent and a child. A very peaceful mood. At the end of the walk I came upon 2 golfers hitting balls on the beach -- a rude reminder that not everyone thinks the beach is a place of beauty and solitude. View full report 0
5 Berner 03/04/2008 Considering the winter storms we have experienced, there has been relatively little visible impact on the shore. The sand that recedes during the winter seems to be shifting back in; no apparent new vegetation at the high water line. View full report 0
219 L Taylor 03/04/2008 Beach appeared very clean- not even much driftwood. The Common Murres are back at Yaquina Head. The Hatfield Marine Science researchers were at Yaquina Head counting returning gray whales and recording their distance from shore in a preliminary study to determine where the whales travel. This data will help determine what impact wave energy stations might have on the whales. Good news- they saw 7 before noon, so they're back! View full report 0
17 Hooskanaden 03/02/2008 The major item of interest along this mile is the land movement due to the slide at Hooskanaden. This year and last there has been minimal indication of movement. View full report 0
218 Liz O. 03/02/2008 North end of Agate Beach at least 3 new homes being built. Appears that more and more lights showing up oon the bluffs at the beginning of the headland.The Visitor Center lights on the headland are very visible at night. Detracts from the beauty of the night sky. View full report 0
33 [email protected] 03/02/2008 Plesant warm day on the beach, some areas of beach were rocky but in general large amounts of sand remain despite the winter storms. Signs of minor slumping of the bottom 20 feet of the bluff. Not a lot of wild life in evidence, tidepools largely barren except for a few hermit crabs, saw a few gulls but did see a river otter leaving the surf to explore the driftwood line. Not a lot of debris in evidence but found a partially full, sealed 55 gallon plastic drum; notifying National Response Center of location View full report 0
239 Shafer 03/02/2008 Rather cloudy today, which could explain why we saw so few folks. On the seaward side of the spit, the only wildlife observed were a couple of Western gulls following us as we collected trash. On the bayside, however, we saw Common merganser, Bufflehead, Northern Pintails, Mallards, White-winged Scoters, Surf Scoters, Western gulls, crows, and Great Blue Heron. We actually observed a crow with a fish in its bill being chased by a gull...one wonders if the fish first belonged to the gull? Found a dead Fork-tailed Storm-petrel and a dead newborn Harbor seal (photos). Also, the temporary signs warning folks to stay away from the seals are in bad shape and need to be replaced. At the extreme north end of the spit, observed over 100 Harbor seals hauled out on the beach...no distress or agitation, quite calm in fact. View full report 5
140 10mile2 03/02/2008 Clean, windswept beach. Remote location with little human visitation. Very little wildlife present. Found few "whole" sand dollars. No shipwrecks. Shells in driftline. Low human impact (2)-beach combing in dry sand. View full report 0
139 10mile2 03/02/2008 Clean, windswept beach. Very little human visitation to this remote site. Found an unusual number of 'unbroken' sand dollars. Very little wildlife present; a few shorebirds on the sand. Shells in the driftline. Low human impact (0). No shipwrecks to report. View full report 0
257 [email protected] 03/02/2008 No significant problems observed. Two vehicles in legal area. Small concentrations of gulls and seals at Nestucca Bay entrance. View full report 0
172 RPurscelley 03/02/2008 Realize we need to take clean-up action more often. A bit suprised with the amount of garbage. View full report 0
192 mcrobbins 03/02/2008 We observed no significant erosion or changes due to winter weather or human activity, hardly surprising considering the rocky nature of the shoreline on this mile. As happened last year there was some minor slumping of bluff edges at the south end of the mile and at the mouth of Gender Creek, but really not much erosion. There were new accumulations of driftwood at all inlets, and some marine debris and garbage, but less than we have seen previously. Most sandy deposits on the rocky shelves adjacent to the water are gone, but most of these same rocky areas within 100 feet or so of the water are thickly carpeted with barnacles. Mussel colonies are abundant and there are many of the dark colored ochre seastars. Deposits of mussel shells, particularly at the inlet at the south end of Yachats, are evidence of many birds feeding. There was much bird activity, noteably several flocks of, we think, black turnstones feeding among the rocks and bathing in the numerous pools of water. There were also several oystercatchers, some rock sandpipers,surf scoters and a grebe or two in the water. In the rocks south of Yachats Ocean Road access we found numerous "beach balls", those spherical conglomerations of sticks, seaweed and other debris that are formed by wave action and average in size 4-6 inches in diameter. Interestingly, the majority of these started forming around bits of rope, netting, or other debris of human origin. This is the first time we've seen these here, and we found them only in this one area the mile. View full report 0
211 Gibsjerry 03/02/2008 Most people and cars at/on my mile seen in 14 years! All were "rock hunting". Much sand lost this winter(est. 2-5 ft.) Many Cypress tree roots exposed, as well as sections of wave-cut basalt & cobble. Beach was very clean. I picked up 1 half full "SOLV" bag left by someone else. Some new bluff erosion noted.Fantastic day to walk on beach! Sunny, with very slight NW cool breeze. View full report 6
283 Bluebrau 03/02/2008 It was a gorgeous day at the coast and there were several people out enjoying the atmosphere. The main issue that we noted at Cape Meares is the lack of trash cans--there was quite a bit of litter, but nowhere for people to throw things away--even at the picnic site. View full report 0
240 seacrater 03/02/2008 The walking area at Siletz Bay from the picnic area to sand dunes where rock had been added is now covered with logs and sand. Some erosion to the rock area because of lower level of sand. View full report 0
205 [email protected] 03/02/2008 Beautiful morning on Mile 205. Blue sky and minimal wind. There have always been several oyster catchers on the rocks at the northern end of our mile and they were squawking busily today. There have been some gold seekers panning in Collins Creek as of late. It was in the late 1800's that gold was first observed there. Have questioned current gold seekers and they report that minor specks have been found, nothing of any value. The same creek attracts agate hunters year round.We've lived on a 30 foot bluff above our mile for ten years. For all the heavy storms and interesting finds on other beaches, we find there is minimal erosion on ours this year. And few if any injured/dead wildlife this winter. View full report 8
256 Lady S 03/02/2008 Sand washed out to sea. Lots of wood drift inshore. View full report 0
295 martyandchuck 03/01/2008 After rainy morning (with hail), afternoon was mostly sunny and warm. View full report 0
263 olsonko 03/01/2008 Yearling harbor seal stranded in land cave 1/2 way down mile as tide receding. Called Jim Rice at Hatfield Marine Sci Ctr at office (541-867-0100) Then on Marine Mammal Hotline (541-270-6830). He advised to protect seal from dogs and truckers. He will post signs if needed, but doesn't want to attract gawkers. He will do autopsy if animal dies. View full report 0
16 Christine 03/01/2008 This is the section of Mile 16 I call the Miner Creek access. The steep trail follows a steep and rocky creek to the small beach below. Other than the usual minor erosion problems and tree downings along the creek and trail and the very small very clean beach caused by the winter storms, there's not much to report. Nature can recover from small problems very effectively. View full report 0
102 D Brittain 03/01/2008 Shells and small rocks in the driftline. Vehicle sign rotated to face the beach and not the parking lot. Moderate human impact (10)-1 rockhunting and 9 walking. View full report 0
200 Aiassa 03/01/2008 A very unevenful report. Beautiful weather today and people enjoy the beach on the 200 mile of the wild Oregon coast! View full report 2
238 Gertie C 02/29/2008 Not much to report this time -- State Parks & Rec buried a dead cow a few days ago. View full report 0
213 vickiosis 02/29/2008 Nothing unusual to report. Very windy day, beaches pretty well swept clean by the last high tide. only a few kelp piles littered the beach. Usual gravel beds exposed by winters big waves. View full report 0
61 cwatch61 02/28/2008 Mile 61 was relatively free of natural and man made debris, dead wildlife and human incursion with the exception of 4 sets of old ATV tracks. View full report 1
33 B Edgar 02/27/2008 3 adult Black Oystercatcherslots of small bits of plastic on beach View full report 0
187 [email protected] 02/27/2008 Strawberry Hill, 4 sea lions feeding on rocks, 2 large light gray pups on rocks, also several piles of large and small driftwood at cliff base and a few gulls on rocks.Bob Creek, many gulls on rocks and several crows on logs near shore. Two out-flow pipes eroding cliffs.Bray’s Point, no cars or people. View full report 0
239 Shafer 02/26/2008 Another beautiful day! Very few visitors, but saw a resident of Salishan with her little dog. Noted a gull (Western?) with a broken wing and a Sanderling with an injured, possibly broken, leg. On the bay side, saw a gull eating a young Starry flounder! And a fairly sizeable flock of Northern pintail ducks are in Siletz Bay...approximately 50 in number. (Picked up three small bags of trash and several larges pieces of rope.) View full report 4
31 Joseph 02/26/2008 Beach appears to have weathered the major winter storms quite well. View full report 0
245 TerryH 02/26/2008 Oceanfront home had a speaker aimed at the beach and was broadcasting the loud screeches and chatter of birds. It was not only annoying for those walking the beach but it was driving the wild birds nuts. If it's an attempt to keep birds away from their house, it's not working. Seagulls, pigeons, crows, etc. were all flying up to the speaker. Reported problem to the sheriff who said there's not much he could do about it, if it's during the daytime. Am I correct in thinking that a problem such as this could be termed "wildlife harrassment"? View full report 0
307 elsecobb 02/26/2008 Continued serious erosion of hill side in several places and considerable sand loss. Clean beach. View full report 0
96 D Bilderback 02/26/2008 A few Nerocystis (Bull Kelp), small numbers of shells and crab carapaces, small rocks and wood pieces in driftline. One dead Western Grebe and one dead Pacific Loon. One Snowy Plover in Habitat Restoration Area. Sanderlings and Western Gulls on beach. Logs plowed out from Habitat Restoration Site pushed up against the foredune. The large sand dunes at the west end of the plowed area were gone--the ocean had flattened the area. Beach flat with a 6 degree slope. Low human impact (3) 1 walking and 2 Oregon Parks and Recreation personel riding in an ATV. View full report 9
97 D Bilderback 02/26/2008 A few Nereosystis (Bull Kelp), small rocks, wood and European Beachgrass stems in the driftline. One dead Common Murre and one dead Harbor Seal (previously reported to the Stranding Network). Beach flat with a 6 degree slope. Riptide embayment eroding the foredune. Wind speed of 3.3 mph and air temperature of 48 degrees F. Low human impact (1)-walking with 2 dogs on leash. View full report 4
173 LCosko 02/26/2008 It was a perfect, sunny morning. The tide was low providing a wide beach. The waves were quiet and low. There was a slight breeze of approximately 1-2 miles per hour coming from the east. The beaches were clean. Some areas had quite a bit of scattered shell pieces. The mouth of Sutton Creek had shifted approximately 900 feet to the south since my last report, 3 months ago. I sighted my first whale spouting off of Baker Beach for this new year. Any driftwood was up near the dunes. The beach slope to the sea was virtually non-existant...it was pretty flat. View full report 0
170 Florence Elk 02/25/2008 It was another beautiful sunset on the north jetty. Chicken point was full of cars watching the sunset, 1 couple walking their dog. I'm posting several photos of the north jetty state park area. If anyone would like more info feel free to email me. View full report 7
181 McKimens 02/25/2008 The most deserted we have seen it...some parts of ancient stumps still visible above sand... View full report 0
253 JSteiner 02/25/2008 Major erosion of beach, which is so narrow as to be unwalkable in one area. Rocks exposed. Considerable driftwood. An entangled bird with apparent signs of oiling observed. View full report 0
245 knickerson 02/25/2008 It was a beautiful day at the beach! There seemed to be an unusually large amount of small plastic pieces in the wrack line - especially at the south end of mile 245. The speaker system on the house near the north end of Roads End was very annoying and I'm assuming set up to keep gulls away from the home. View full report 0
263 connierbruce 02/25/2008 Other than the storm related sand removal uncovering many rocks as it does every winter, nothing unusual noted View full report 0
244 Jwilson 02/24/2008

Griffiti sprayed on "Warning" Sign posted on bluff.Many charred logs.Logs driven onto embankments result of strong winter storms.Several forts and other structures erected. Some rather creative; e.g. a makeshift ship with 3 masts.Several sandcastles built.Large logs which has been buried by sand are now re-appearing. Dogs of all sizes represented from Teacup Poodle to Great Dane.

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239 Shafer 02/23/2008 Beautiful, sunny day! Not very many folks out on the spit today. As our walk was during high tide, we cut it short when we reached a stretch of beach with little or no dry sand (lesson learned from the drenching we got on the 9th). Saw a young Harbor seal in the surf; Northern Pintail ducks in the bay; and a Bald eagle flying over bay with prey in its talons! View full report 2
52 [email protected] 02/23/2008 A very quiet morning on the beach. My dog and I were the only ones there. Everything was very clean. There was quite a bit of sand build up on the foredune. There was evidence of ATV activity but no vehicle actually observed. View full report 0
267 [email protected] 02/21/2008 Underlying bed of parking lot eroding into lake. Unfortunate -- it is the only rode I know of on beach in Sand Lake. Wish they would have offered to remove it! View full report 0
171 oldMGguy 02/20/2008 Just a few gulls observed today, no other bird species around. Nothing unusual on the beach today. With a minus tide, the remains of the bow of a wooden ship are exposed next to the Siuslaw River North Jetty, 50 yards east of the Coast Guard observation tower. I suspect it's the remains of the Wilhelmina, a small coastal steam freighter beached in 1911. Old photos show it on it's side in the surf next to the North Jetty. View full report 2
186 Joy186 02/20/2008 The sand was so low that rocks that are not visible in the summer were not only visible but many feet tall. South of Ten Mile Creek the loss of sand exposed cobbles.Dead sea lion was reported to the State Park representative.Large pieces of styrofoam had been tossed against the bluffs by the waves. We collected bags of the pieces and much was left. A local property owner told us that when it first started showing up some pieces were as large as refrigerators. View full report 0
162 papa troll 02/20/2008 A nice beach for a long walk. A great surf to watch and no human activity. View full report 0
170 Florence Elk 02/19/2008 A mill pond boat and large concrete block washed up on the suislaw river bank, 1 mile up from ocean near the seal beach. The boat is stable but the concrete is in different spot every morning. Twice as many seals as usual sunning on the bank. View full report 5
187 turnstone 02/17/2008 A beautiful sunny day, a -.2 tide and people were out enjoying it, especially the rock hunters. Someone has been digging in the shell midden again. View full report 2
48 cprince 02/16/2008 another beautiful day, more than average human/dog/vehicle traffic on the beach. the small black and white birds i saw last week were gone, found a few dead seagulls and one black and white gull, smaller than a seagull. also i took pix of the rock piles that formed up. there is a lot of sand gone.i hadn't gotten quite down to hubbard creek last walk, so this time i did, and noticed how much erosion and wood removal occurred from the recent winter storms. not much flotsam/jetsam. View full report 3
239 Shafer 02/16/2008 Another beautiful day! Saw a dead Harbor seal pup and reported to pinniped line; approximately 20 Harbor seals on leeward side of spit; saw feeding behavior (aggression) with gulls and determined that they were fighting over an egg ball (fish species unknown); a pair of Bald eagles were hunting over the mouth of the Siletz River. View full report 6
10 [email protected] 02/16/2008 Nice day to walk the beach. Rocks exposed due to winter storms. View full report 2