Mile 124 Report

September 15, 2007
by B Gray

Location:
Coos
South end of North Spit Coos Bay
Conditions:
Saturday 9:00 AM
Sunny
Wind:
Calm/Light from the N
Humans / Pets:
People:
3
Activities:
3 Removing Snowy Plover Signs
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
1
Activity Comments:
BLM truck and personnel removing Snowy Plover signs.
Notable Wildlife:
Several Western Gulls, coming and going along the beach.
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Many dead and dying crabs being fed on by gulls.
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Shells·Small rocks
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:
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 area. Low human impact (3)-removing Snowy Plover signs.
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.
July 1, 2007 - oceanorg
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...
  • Bald eagle on dead sea lion
  • 55 gal drum
  • Bald Eagle
  • Rope, some kind of fishing cage
  • Rope Debris
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).