Mile 124 Report

July 1, 2007
by oceanorg

Location:
Coos
South end of North Spit Coos Bay
Conditions:
Sunday 9:30 AM
Sunny
68° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the SW
Tide Level:
0.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
10
Dogs:
3
Activities:
Walking / Running:
6
Playing in surf:
0
Playing in sand:
0
Sitting:
0
Rockhunting:
0
Tidepooling:
0
Surfing:
0
Windsurfing:
0
Kayaking:
0
Fishing:
4
Concerns:
Litter
Apparent Violations:
none
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Activity Comments:
very little human activity
Notable Wildlife:
2 bald eagles, one adult and one adolescent. Several Turkey vultures. Bull kelp- six sightings on beach. Numerous sand crabs.
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Signs of oil:
0
Entanglement:
0
Stranded:
Total:
1
sea lion
Fish & Invertebrates:
Crabs.
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)·Shells·Small rocks·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Snowy plover nesting area ropes intact
Natural Changes:
Erosion of vegetated foredune
Comments:
Summary:
This is a very beautiful section of beach. the entire upper section of this beach is roped off for snowy plover. Very little human activity but quite a bit of human litter from high tides. You can 4w drive all the way to this beach on a back road but we chose to walk the 5 miles from the parking lot to the jetty. Great day for birding. Awsome. Kelp/algae, shells, animal casings (mole crabs) small rocks, wood pieces and ocean-based debris in driftline. Two mature and one immature Bald Eagles and several Turkey Vultures on beach. One dead sea lion.
  • Bald eagle on dead sea lion
    Bald eagle on dead sea lion
    Mile 124
    July 1, 2007
  • 55 gal drum
    55 gal drum
    Mile 124 upper beach
    July 1, 2007
  • Bald Eagle
    Bald Eagle
    Mile 124
    July 1, 2007
  • Rope, some kind of fishing cage
    Rope, some kind of fishing cage
    Mile 124
    July 1, 2007
  • Rope Debris
    Rope Debris
    Mile 124
    July 1, 2007
Other Mile 124 Reports (6)

2007

December 13, 2007 - B Gray
Shells, small rocks and wood pieces in the driftline. Large number of Sanderlings foraging at the surfline. Low human impact (2)-Beach Patrol. Two street vehicles within allowed area.
September 15, 2007 - B Gray
Kelp/algae, shells, animal casings, and small rocks in the driftline. Shore birds foraging in the driftline. Many dead and dying crabs being fed on the Western gulls. One BLM truck within allowed...
June 8, 2007 - B Gray
Kelp/algae, shells, small rocks, wood pieces and ocean-based debris in driftline. Foraging shore in surf. One foraging crow and one sea gull with a crab. Low human impact (1)- driving a street...
March 9, 2007 - B Gray
Shells, small rocks, wood pieces and land-based debris in driftline. Three gulls and numerous foraging sanderlings. Erosion of vegetated foredune by Coos Bay North Jetty. Low Human impact (0). 2...

2006

December 12, 2006 - B Gray
Foraging shorebirds. Kelp, algae, and wood pieces in driftline. One dead Harbor seal and 1 dead and decayed sea lion. A few plastic bottles. 2 county law enforcement vehicles on beach. Low Human...
September 21, 2006 - B Gray
Foraging shorebirds on surfline. 1 dead CommonMurre. Low human impact (0).