Mile 127 Report

September 21, 2008
by tsunchoi

Location:
Coos
North Beach on North Spit Coos Bay 3
Conditions:
Sunday
Cloudy
Wind:
Calm/Light
Humans / Pets:
People:
9
Activities:
3-horseback riding, 5-driving
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
5
Cars/Trucks on beach, allowed:
3
Activity Comments:
Observed vehicle tread marks in restricted dune areas enroute to beach mile.Accessed mile from Trans-Pacific Lane.
Notable Wildlife:
Shorebirds foraging on wet sand.
Dead Birds:
Total:
1
Species/names:
1 unknown dead bird
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Small rocks·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Newly exposed roots/trees falling
Comments:
Significant amount of invasive beach grass and Scotch Broom covering the bluff alongside our Mile 127.
Summary:
Small rocks and wood pieces in the driftline. Shorebirds foraging on wet sand. Newly exposed roots in the foredune. Significant amount of invasive beach grass and Scotch broom covering bluff. Moderate human impact (9)- 1 sitting, 3 horseback riding and 5 driving. Vehicle tread marks in restricted dune areas enroute to our beach mile.
Other Mile 127 Reports (13)

2010

September 20, 2010 - tsunchoi
Kelp/algae, shells, animal casings, small rocks, wood pieces, plastic pellets, Styrofoam and land- and ocean-based debris in the driftline. Shorebirds foraging at surfline. No other people on the...
June 23, 2010 - tsunchoi
One person driving within allowed area of beach. Shorebirds foraging in driftline. Newly formed burms of sand between ocean and foredune. 27 pieces of plastic, 1 net and 1 plastic bucket in the...
March 19, 2010 - tsunchoi
Shorebirds foraging on wet sand. Ocean-based debris including two large plastic floats. Visible retreat of the bluff. No unusual signs of activity. One vehicle within an allowed area. Low human...

2009

December 27, 2009 - tsunchoi
Small rocks, wood pieces, land-based debris, plastic pellets and Styrofom in the driftline. Shorebirds foraging in the surf. One injured, immobile but conscious Common Murre in high tide zone near...
September 15, 2009 - tsunchoi
Small rocks, wood pieces and land-based debris in driftline. A vertebrae of a whale and a dead Salmon Shark on beach. Shorebirds foraging on wet sand. Low human impact(2)-driving in allowed area.
March 19, 2009 - tsunchoi
Shorebirds foraging in the surf and moving in response to humans. Kelp/algae, shells, small rocks, wood pieces, land-based debris and plastic pellets in driftline. One dead unidentified bird. New...
January 3, 2009 - tsunchoi
Kelp, algae, shells, small rocks, wood pieces, land- and ocean-based debris, Styrofoam, and truck tire in driftline. Shorebirds foraging in the driftline. One dead bird. Ocean undercutting the...

2008

June 18, 2008 - tsunchoi
New vegetative growth in dunes enroute to Mile 197. Beach completely free of any litter, man-made debris and driftwood. Shorebirds foraging at surfline and moving in response to humans. One street...
March 24, 2008 - tsunchoi
Kelp, shells, plastic pellets, land- and ocean-based debris in the driftline. Shorebirds foraging in the surf. Foredunes greatly eroded on the average of 4-5 feet high exposing beach Dune Grass...

2007

December 8, 2007 - tsunchoi
Little driftline with some bleach jugs, a foam buoy and wooden pallet. Erosion of vegetated foredune as newly exposed ends of logs were jutting out of the sand bluff. Two unidentified dead birds....
September 15, 2007 - tsunchoi
Gorgeous day on the North Spit! A combination of light winds and small swell created very clean surf. Shells, animal casings, wood pieces, land-based debris, Styrofoam and fishing net in driftline...
June 18, 2007 - tsunchoi
Shells, animal casings, wood pieces, land-based debris, styrofoam, rope and crabpot in driftline. Erosion of the vegetated foredune exposing beachgrass roots and undercutting small trees. Several...
March 13, 2007 - tsunchoi
Kelp/algae, shells, small rocks, wood pieces, land- and ocean-based debris, stryofoam, an orange metal buoy and fishing cord in driftline. Foraging shorebirds in surfline. Erosion of vegetated...