Mile 163 Report

July 20, 2007
by mjohnson

Location:
Lane
Oregon Dunes NRA, west of south end Woahink Lake
Conditions:
Friday 9:00 AM
Party cloudy
Humans / Pets:
Activities:
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
ATVs/OHVs on beach, allowed:
3
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
25 Canada Geese, Shore birds, Many Buzzards due to numerous dead birds and marine mammals.
Dead Birds:
Total:
22
Species/names:
20 dead Murres, 2 large terrestrial birds, too decomposted to tell species.
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
1 dead 9' long baby or juvenile whale carcass. 1 dead adult fur seal. 1 dead juvenile elephant seal.
Driftline:
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:
Flock of approx. 25 Canada Geese resting at the waterline. Several small groups of Shorebirds active, and many buzzards seen because of numerous dead birds and marine mammals.
Other Mile 163 Reports (4)

2007

December 11, 2007 - mjohnson
Beach is mainly a gentle up slope to the foredunes. There has evidently been heavy OHV traffic recently as shown by numerous tire tracks that haven't been erased by wind.Creek near south end of mile...
June 8, 2007 - mjohnson
Only a few scattered small groups of shore birds noted. Strong winds in the past one/two weeks have smoothed over the sand surface of tire tracks. The beach is showing a moderate up sloping toward...
March 13, 2007 - mjohnson
Only two ATVs observed. Beach is much cleaner than usual; very little trash. Most stretches of beach have been smoothed to a very gentle slop due to tidal action and lack of wind. Creek toward...
January 30, 2007 - mjohnson
Few ATVs seen on this visit. Several sections of beach are eroded back to the base of the foredune; most of the beach is still gently sloping. Small creek near south end of mile is running straight...