Mile 198 Report

August 3, 2008
by bahngarten

Location:
Lincoln
Beachside State Park to Reynolds Creek
Conditions:
Sunday 8:15 AM
Sunny
62° F
Wind:
Calm/Light from the NW
Tide Level:
-1.3 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
20
Dogs:
4
Activities:
Walking / Running:
15
Sitting:
3
Tidepooling:
2
2 clamming
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
4
RVs/Buses parking:
RVs/Buses parking: 1
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
4 whimbrels feeding on mole crabsfew western gulls, 1 ringbill gullfew mole crabs, few 4-5" female dungeness crab parts,few olivella olivella snails burrowed in sand.
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Small rocks
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:
Beach clean, 5 whimbrels feeding on Mole crabs, several 4.5" backed dead female dungeness crabs noted. 20+ people,4 dogs, enjoying summer beach weather. 2 clamming,1 bicycler,1 kite flying.
Other Mile 198 Reports (147)

2019

September 1, 2019 - bahngarten
Calm cloudy 65' morning, 8 vehicles in parking lot. 19 people, 5 dogs enjoying early morning beach stroll.Beachside campground nearly full. Some brown drying seaweed strands, crab molt, live mole...
August 4, 2019 - bahngarten
Calm overcast morning, 59'.  6  people walking beach, 1 dog.  Usual  late summer amounts of brown and green kelp clumps along beach. 1 immature common murre carcass. Of note was large amount of about...
July 7, 2019 - bahngarten
Warm ( 63') sunny morning with light winds, distant cloud line to West.  17 people 3 dogs enjoying beach.  Mod. amounts Dungeness crab molt and crab parts along driftline. Few western gulls and crows...
June 2, 2019 - bahngarten
Light breeze from NW on a cloudy morning. Mod. amounts of Velella velella , pebbles, crab molt, and mole crab carcasses along high tide line. 2 people walking along beach. Notable was one 3 rd. year...
May 5, 2019 - bahngarten
Overcast morning with little breeze, 6 people, 3 dogs walking.  Driftline content lots of  small mole crab parts, few live mole crabs.  Usual summer sand deposition along high tide line up to 3 feet...
April 14, 2019 - bahngarten
Cloudy 52' afternoon with mod. SW winds.Notable was large wracks and pieces of bull kelp, and other brown seaweed along driftline.  10 lbs garbage- plastic caps, bottles, styrofoam, and plastic...
March 10, 2019 - bahngarten
Clear, calm 30' morning. Beachside campground being prepared for spring break opening. One person walking beach, 1 Western gull flying Drift line content- shells, pebbles and some crab and mole crab...
February 13, 2019 - bahngarten
Cloudy afternoon, with light winds from the NW, only 1 person, walking seen on beach during our walk. High winter tide lines to edge of vegetation, with some kelp, wood pieces, shells and pebbles,...
January 26, 2019 - bahngarten
50' cloudy morning with light breeze from SW. Mod amount broken clam shells, pebbles, along tideline. 9 people walking beach, beachside campground closed, host present. Some sandy erosion present...

2018

December 28, 2018 - bahngarten
Cool, cloudy morning with light SW breeze . Small groups of actively feeding sanderlings along entire tideline. Estimate 250 total. 2 western bulls present, 1 dead bird wing, probable western gull by...
November 4, 2018 - bahngarten
Balmy, cloudy 59" afternoon with light winds from SW.Mole crab body debris, bull kelp-1  large wrack along tide line.  Notable was 1 decomposed Cassin's auklet( ID per foot from COASST book). ...
October 7, 2018 - bahngarten
Calm, cloudy, hazy morning. 11 people, 5 dogs, running or walking on beach( one runner had a small dog in a backpack).  Driftline content- some kelp, shell pieces, and crab molt. Clean beach.  ...
September 2, 2018 - bahngarten
Strong  chilly N wind, clear skies- with distant haze over whitecaps at sea.  People, dogs enjoying holiday weekend. Beachside campground full.  Notable was one cormorant carcass, and 1 first year...
July 1, 2018 - bahngarten
Cloudy 61' , light breeze from NW, 15 people, 5 dogs walking or running along beach. 5 cars parked in parking lot, beachside campground full for holiday weekend. Few gulls and crows present along...
June 3, 2018 - bahngarten
Light breeze from the NW, 58 degrees, cloudy morning, 22 people enjoying the beach- walking or sitting, children playing in sand, 7 dogs, 2 fishermen at edge of surf. 2 crows, 1 gull flew over. Surf...
April 1, 2018 - bahngarten
Calm, cloudy morning 46', beginning to rain lightly.  Moderate amounts of very small mole crab carcasses all along high tide line.  8 people 4 dogs, walking.  Shells and pebbles along high tide line...
March 4, 2018 - bahngarten
39 degree, calm morning with scattered clouds.   1 person walking.  Beachside campground closed.  1 pair Canada geese flying SE.  Scattered 2-3" Velella velella  at tide line.  Shells and small...
February 4, 2018 - bahngarten
Quiet foggy morning, slight breeze from NW. Few crows, 1 mature bald eagle  flying S,carrying twig. 5 people, 2 dogs walking.Tideline contents: pebbles, clam and sand dollar pieces, very few small  ...
January 7, 2018 - bahngarten
Calm, cloudy, 46' morning, 1 person, 1 dog walking on beach.  Shells and pebbles on clean beach, only 1 plastic empty garbage sack  removed from beach. Several gulls flying at a distance. Nice...

2017

December 10, 2017 - bahngarten
Clear balmy 57' winter day. 1person 1 dog walking on beach.  Clean beach.  Notable were some drifts of cellophane tube worm( Spiochaetopterus costarum), mod. amount finger sized firm clear 4"...
  • Salp-Salpida are free swimming pelagic tunicates belonging to the Class Thaliacea.
November 5, 2017 - bahngarten
Breezy, 48 degree, rainy morning with heavy offshore dark clouds abbreviating our walk, due to earlier thunder and lightning. Beachside campground closed. Beach clean, 2 western gulls at tideline....
October 1, 2017 - bahngarten
Warm, balmy, partly- cloudy afternoon. 15 people, 11 dogs enjoying beach, sitting or walking. Notable all along the tideline were many thumbnail sized clear jellyfish, large amounts of mole crab...
September 10, 2017 - bahngarten
Sunny calm morning, very calm ocean. Some western seagulls, some young gulls begging for food. Few people and dogs walking on beach.  Pebbles, some crab molt, live mole crabs along beach.  Clean...
August 6, 2017 - bahngarten
Calm,  hazy morning on clean beach, with 9 people walking. Notable was 1 unidentifiable gull carcass, 1 harbor seal carcass, with large wound of abdomen, few small superficial wounds 1-2" about head...
July 2, 2017 - bahngarten
Sunny warm clear afternoon with light NW breeze.   50 people enjoying holiday weekend, at and on- the beach, 5 dogs, about 20 kites flying.  Pristine clean beach, with usual summer mole crab parts...
June 4, 2017 - bahngarten
Warm, sunny day with 14 people walking or sitting on beach.  Low drift line content had many live mole crabs burrowing in sand to lay eggs.  High tide line had many tiny mole crab carcasses, along...
May 7, 2017 - bahngarten
Sunny, strong winds from NE.  Wind scoured beach, whimbrels-3 groups feeding along tideline, 36,16,12.  Mod. amounts, decomposed mole crab parts along upper tide lines.9 people 1 dog enjoying the...
April 2, 2017 - bahngarten
Mod. breeze from NW, scattered clouds. 8 people 4 dogs walking.  Moderate amounts of decomposing Velella velella along tideline, some shells, wood, pebbles.  No wildlife beyond a couple crows noted....
March 5, 2017 - bahngarten
Blustery, mod/ to strong SW winds with intermittent rain and sleet. Beach empty, 2 lone Western gulls.  Driftline content shells, pebbles, lots of driftwood pieces, some plastic, rope, 1 unopened can...
February 12, 2017 - bahngarten
Calm cloudy morning. Nobody on beach.  1 lone mature bald eagle scanning tideline, several gulls and crows present. Driftline contents: many razor clam shells, few strands of bull kelp, some 4"...
January 15, 2017 - bahngarten
Clear, calm cold morning. 3 people, 1 dog walking. 2 small flocks of possible sanderlings skimming the shoreline.  Small rocks, shells, some crab parts present in drift line. Several drifts of mole...

2016

December 11, 2016 - bahngarten
Blustery cloudy day with intermittent heavy rain squalls.  2 mature eagles, about 150 feet apart on beach. Large wracks of bull kelp intermittently along beach. Clams shells( razor mostly) along...
November 6, 2016 - bahngarten
After a day( yesterday) of heavy rain, we walked our mile at low tide, which was not low (3.5)- about 100 feet of beach from the bluff to surf. Moderate winds from SW on a balmy 61' day, with 14...
October 2, 2016 - bahngarten
Calm morning, beach walk completed ahead of  approaching rain storm from south. 2 people, 2 dogs walking. Beach is scoured and uneven, showing recent storms and moderate high winds in last 2 days....
July 3, 2016 - bahngarten
Cloudy NW breezy a.m., 11 vehicles in parking lot, 12 people, 3 dogs walking or running. Beachside campground full. Driftline had moderate amounts small jellyfish parts, along with 3-4" circular...
June 5, 2016 - bahngarten
Foggy 54' morning, Moderate SW winds, -1.8 tide. 10 people, 2 dogs on beach, 3 with clam guns (apparently not very successful. Moderate amounts of Dungeness parts 2-4+ inches, some clam shells...
May 1, 2016 - bahngarten
Hot 70' clear day, wind from east. 17 cars in Beachside State Park parking area. 27 people walking, wading, playing with dogs (5), sitting- enjoying a fabulous day. Notable were 17 whimbrels feeding...
April 10, 2016 - bahngarten
52' cloudy morning, light NW wind. 9 people, 3 dogs walking. Beachside campground mostly full. Moderate amounts decomposed Velella velella, small mole crab parts, pebbles, and shells (mostly razor...
March 20, 2016 - bahngarten
Our third Sunday attempt in March to walk our mile. Strong winds from south, rapidly changing weather conditions here in the last week. Beachside campground 1/2 full with spring break vacationers. 4...
February 7, 2016 - bahngarten
Warm, 62' sunny afternoon, Beachside campground closed, no one on beach, few unidentified gulls at a distance. Again this month, thread-like light-straw colored 3" strands clumped all along beach...
January 3, 2016 - bahngarten
Cloudy, rainy, temp 39'afternoon, along MP 189 beach. Wind light from NW. Notable were 14 Killdeer, 8 Western sandpipers, 1 ring-billed gull feeding along tideline. Moderate amounts broken sand...

2015

December 13, 2015 - bahngarten
We did a partial walk, even though it was low tide, ocean waves extremely high, tideline within 100 feet of bluff. Heavy flooding of Beachside campground requiring caretaker to move RV. Large amount...
November 8, 2015 - bahngarten
Cloudy, intermittent showers, slight breeze from SW. 1 well-composed Cassin's auklet carcass, 1 16" brown and cream splotched sunfish carcass at tideline. Moderate amount of mostly whole razor clam...
October 4, 2015 - bahngarten
Slight NW breeze on sunny day. 10 people, 4 dogs walking. Lots of active sand fleas, small wads of green seaweed and eelgrass, broken sand dollars and small pebbles along tide line. Notable was a 4...
September 6, 2015 - bahngarten
Light SW breezes with rainy areas present out over the ocean. 35 people, 18-20 dogs enjoying beach-mostly in families or couples, walking or sitting on this holiday weekend. No beach fires noted...
August 2, 2015 - bahngarten
Foggy cool calm morning. 20 people, 2 dogs walking beach. 2 Common murre carcasses at tideline, some Western gulls, 1 killdeer feeding along shoreline. Barn swallows hawking heavy amounts of active...
July 5, 2015 - bahngarten
Calm, somewhat foggy morning. Few Ringbill and Western gulls feeding at shoreline. Moderate amounts of active pink sand shrimp. Barn swallows hawking insects along tideline. About 2 lbs. of...
June 7, 2015 - bahngarten
Calm glassy ocean surface, almost windless (slight breeze from NW), 54' morning, with heavy inversion mist(haze. 8 Western gulls flying N. 6 people,3 dogs walking. Tideline debris- broken clam and...
May 3, 2015 - bahngarten
Calm slightly hazy 40' morning. 12 people, 4 dogs walking. Notable, large amounts of Velella velella at driftline. 2 whimbrels feeding at driftline, small flock of flying unidentified sandpipers, 1...
April 5, 2015 - bahngarten
Mild winds from SW, cloudy dark morning. 6 people, 3 happy dogs walking beach. Moderate amounts of broken sand dollars (no wasting disease seen), clam shells, small pieces of driftwood. NO velella...
March 1, 2015 - bahngarten
Sunny day with moderate N.E. winds. 16 people, 3 dogs walking. 12 bleached small bird ribcages above high tide line (believe we counted these two months ago). Large group unidentified seagulls on...
February 15, 2015 - bahngarten
63' warm balmy sunny day in February! Wind moderate from NE. 20 people enjoying the beaches, on long holiday weekend.Lots of broken sand dollar and razor clam shells, small pebbles and sticks...
January 11, 2015 - bahngarten
Calm cloudy a.m. Significant dead animals were 64 Cassin's auklets, 1 Brandt's cormorant, 5 unidentified slightly larger seabirds, 1 unidentified tubenose, 1 well-decomposed carcass of small-to...

2014

December 7, 2014 - bahngarten
Calm overcast morning. Bird carcasses at tide line, 4 Northern fulmar, 5 Common murre, 3 unidentifiable birds, 1 Black turnstone. 1 50+ flight of sandpiper-size birds, few Western gulls and crows....
November 1, 2014 - bahngarten
Light SW breeze, cloudy morning, with light drizzle. 1 immature bald eagle flying N, 12+ Ringbill gulls at tide's edge. 9 people, 4 dogs walking. Moderate amounts of razor clam shells. Several 8-10"...
October 5, 2014 - bahngarten
Clear calm autumn morning, 11 people, 5 dogs walking beach. Moderate amount of clear half-dollar- sized jellyfish along tideline. 1 carcass common murre in sand. Shells, sand fleas, and small...
September 7, 2014 - bahngarten
Slight NW wind, hundreds of Western and Ringbill gulls, many juveniles, 1 winter-plumage Black- bellied plover feeding heavily on mostly dead insects. Tideline black with tiny black (1 pair yellowish...
August 3, 2014 - bahngarten
West breeze with hazy fog bringing moderate amounts of "By-the-wind sailors" and some green seaweed to high tideline. 1000+ mixed Dunlin, Sanderling, and Western sandpipers feeding entire length of...
July 6, 2014 - bahngarten
Sunny calm morning. Many footprints in sand, denoting heavy holiday weekend usage. Many Velella velella (by-the-wind sailors) at high tide line. Dungeness and mole crag parts, small pebbles, some...
June 1, 2014 - bahngarten
Calm, cloudy morning. Moderate amount of sand fleas, small pebbles and shells. 4 large unidentified shorebirds at some distance, flew away. 1 site-protective killdeer feeding at shoreline, then flew...
May 4, 2014 - bahngarten
Strong blustery winds and rain, and blowing sand from Southwest shortened our monthly walk. Few Western gulls and starlings on beach, no human activity, no signs of tsunami debris, clean beach.
April 6, 2014 - bahngarten
Drizzly, foggy morning. Clam and crab parts, pebbles along beach. Significant lack of driftwood at high tide line. Six people and two dogs walking.Note: Orca pod seen off Yachats 4/2 and 4/5, by me...
March 2, 2014 - bahngarten
Strong blustery winds from SW, light rain, cloudy morning. Beach deserted other than few gulls at tideline. Small sticks, razor clam shell pieces, pebbles on beach. Clean beach. A winter morning.
February 2, 2014 - bahngarten
Overcast calm morning, 4 people walking.Notable 1 mature bald eagle flying north.Few Western seagulls and crows along beach.Moderate amounts of small pebbles, various clam shell parts, 1 dead four-...
January 5, 2014 - bahngarten
1 wary coyote made a hasty retreat into the tall dune grass. Few western gulls,1 ringbill gull, crows. Clam shells, pebbles, 1 jellyfish along drift line. Clean beach, clear beautiful winter morning...

2013

December 1, 2013 - bahngarten
Storm with moderate winds and rain arriving from the SW. Temp. 53'. Beach swept clean by tidal surges; few gulls noted flying. Beachside State Park campground closed- no activity on beach. Winter has...
November 3, 2013 - bahngarten
Calm, but cloudy morning, with intermittent light rain. 5 people walking beach. Few mew gulls, 1 killdeer, 1 Red-necked juvenile phalarope along tideline foraging. Some strands of bull kelp, sea...
October 6, 2013 - bahngarten
Clear calm morning, 9 people, 4 dogs walking on beach. 11 dead common murres (3-6 days) found along high tide line of last week storms. 9 Canadian geese flying southbound, small flock of unidentified...
September 1, 2013 - bahngarten
Beachside campground full, beach footprints indicated much human/dog usage. Clean beach. Balmy morning, some Ring-billed and Western gulls, crows along tideline. Dungeness crab parts and small...
August 4, 2013 - bahngarten
Misty, cool, foggy morning. Clean beach though much obvious recreational foot traffic. 1 puddling Ring-billed gull in a sandy tidal pool, a few Western gulls, 2 Turkey vultures feeding on skeletal...
July 7, 2013 - bahngarten
Calm cloudy morning, low tide. 6 people walking or sitting. Pebbles, moderate amounts of smaller Dungeness crab parts. Clean beach, only a few pieces of plastic- mostly chip bags, ziplock bags...
June 2, 2013 - bahngarten
Moderate winds from the NW. Several gull concentrations of 35-70 on beach. Clean beach, pebbles, immature 3-5" Dungeness crab parts in the driftline, and a few mole crab carcasses. 7 people, 1 dog...
May 5, 2013 - bahngarten
15 people, 4 dogs enjoying an early a.m. walk/run on this sunny beach. 1 Caspian Tern plunging beyond surfline for food. Almost continual northbound flights of small sandpipers--10-50 per group, at...
April 14, 2013 - bahngarten
Calm morning with intermittent heavy showers from NW. Moderate amount of broken razor clam shells, some 4-5" dungeness crab backs. 3 bird carcasses, 1 common murre and 2 unidentified parts of dark-...
March 17, 2013 - bahngarten
12 people,4 dogs on beach. 1 carcass northern fulmar. Large amount razor clam shell parts and small pebbles. Reported ( Beachside park ranger) large propane(?)tank and 1 small tire with rim, covered...
February 3, 2013 - bahngarten
Quiet calm morning, few gulls present, no people. Moderate amounts of razor clams shells and bull kelp wracks present throughout this mile. Small bag of plastic pieces, one plastic water bottle...
January 6, 2013 - bahngarten
1 carcass of grebe (bill, neck length and feet). 1 partial unidentified bird carcass. Modest amount of razor clam shells, bull kelp (loose and in wracks), small wooden pieces and larger logs along...

2012

December 2, 2012 - bahngarten
Unable to access beach for more than 200 feet, due to Beachside parking and camground flooding and high creek levels across beach. 1 japanese label plastic water bottle removed. Large wracks of bull...
November 4, 2012 - bahngarten
Large amounts of sand deposited along foredunes, usual for this time of year, with recent storms. Large amounts of nickel-sized, clear jellyfish along high tide line. Clean beach, little activity--1...
October 7, 2012 - bahngarten
Quiet, calm, sunny morning. 1 bicycler, 3 people 1 dog. Little change between high and low tides, neaptide. Pebbles, few razor clam shells, crab parts. Clean beach.
September 2, 2012 - bahngarten
Sunny calm morning. Notable were 9 whimbrels feeding, 6 unidentified fast-flying sandpipers, 1 grey whale spouting near offshore. Shoreline content: small wood pieces, crab and jellyfish parts,...
August 5, 2012 - bahngarten
Calm morning, 1 C. Murre freshly dead, 2 ravens feeding on carass. 1 Western gull carcass.Ladybug beetles at high tide line. Much sand at higher tide lines, with sea rocket seedlings happily growing...
July 1, 2012 - bahngarten
12 people, 4 dogs enjoying beach- walking or running. 1 common murre carcass, 1 dried skate carcass 12-14". Many pieces of styrofoam, 12 bottles, 3 were glass (markings in English). Modest amount of...
June 10, 2012 - bahngarten
1 killdeer moving about, 5 decomposed birds, 2 probable common loons( bird size,feet/bill ID), 2 common murres, 1 unidentified. Some 4-5" Dungeness crab backs(molt?), scant other body parts. Small...
May 13, 2012 - bahngarten
Beautiful sunny morning, not much human activity, though Beachside campground almost full. Large amounts of sand have been deposited along entire mile, much of it covering the winter's driftwood....
April 8, 2012 - bahngarten
Calm overcast morning. Beachside SP 1/2 full of campers/RVs. Large amounts of larger logs and woody debris along high tide line. 3 southbound Canada geese. Some larger razor clam shells on beach....
March 4, 2012 - bahngarten
Beautiful sunny 52' day with Mod winds from NW. Mod amount of bull kelp and larger razor clam shells. NOTABLE were bird carcasses: 5 rhinoceros auklets, 6 tufted puffins, 1 common murre, and 9...
February 5, 2012 - bahngarten
Beautiful calm afternoon, large amounts of driftwood at high tide line- many larger logs including fir, maple and alder. Near S. end of 198 were moderate amounts of logs that had been chainsawed up...
January 8, 2012 - bahngarten
Calm, sunny day 52'. Notable was the carcass of one tufted puffin in driftline, identifiable by beak, dark plumage overall, orange feet.1 runner with dog. Small amount of large razor clam shells on...

2011

December 11, 2011 - bahngarten
Quiet calm, overcast morning. No beach activity. 2 gulls, 2 dead adult common murres, 1 crow or raven carcass. Several wracks of bull kelp. Shells and small rocks along beach. Clean beach.
November 6, 2011 - bahngarten
Noted 1 resting adult common murre 80' above low tide line. Approached and gently picked up bird. No injuries noted, breast fat present, bird vocally protested and tried briefly to bite. Returned...
October 2, 2011 - bahngarten
Southwest light breeze. Clean Beach, various clam shells, small pebbles present. 20 mixed ring billed and western gulls resting on beach.15 brown pelicans flying southbound. 2 people, 3 dogs walking.
September 4, 2011 - bahngarten
Quiet calm morning with some fog. 4 Willets noted both flying and feeding at shoreline edge. Footprint evidence of significant human/dog usage. Notable was significant sand deposit sloping upwards...
August 7, 2011 - bahngarten
Clean beach. Footprints, bicycle tracks, and sand castle building, show heavy usage by summer visitors. Beachside State campround nearly full. Evidence of multiple beach fires, appropriately...
July 3, 2011 - bahngarten
Calm, cloudless morning. 12 people enjoying the beach, 3 clamming. 3 Caspian Terns in flight several crows and ravens on beach. 3 bird carcasses,2 unidentifiable, 1 common murre.Beach clean, few...
June 5, 2011 - bahngarten
Overcast, calm morning with few people on beach. Clean beach, few crab shell pieces, small pebbles. 1 black albatross carcass clear ID with bill intact. 1 unidentified gull carcass.
May 8, 2011 - bahngarten
2 whimbrels,5 barn swallows,ring billed and western gulls, about 50+ Western sandpipers feeding at shoreline.1 common murre carcass.Dune excavation noted and reported to State Park Employee (...
April 3, 2011 - bahngarten
Calm sunny morning. People and dogs out walking on the beach. Notable was a 3' foredune of sand on south quarter end of mile 198- perhaps Tsunami related. No significant bird life noted. 10 lbs of...
March 6, 2011 - bahngarten
Sunny, calm morning. 4 people, 1 dog walking. Some broken clam shells, bull kelp, small rocks along driftline. 10 lbs plastic, rope removed from beach.
February 6, 2011 - bahngarten
quiet foggy morning, some dungeness crab shell molt, razor clam shells, eel grass. plastic debris- mostly bottles, caps, lighters, toothbrushes removed from beach. Southbound gulls in small groups....
January 9, 2011 - bahngarten
Very cloudy, intermittent rain squalls, little wind this am. Numerous bird carcasses-6 unidentified, 2 shearwaters,5 murres, 1 gull probably western or mew. None were freshly deceased, nor predated....

2010

December 12, 2010 - bahngarten
Strong south winds, temp 59' broken cloud cover. Evidence of high winter tide line, but no noticeable erosion of bank. Mod amounts broken shells, rocks and logs along tideline, little human debris...
November 7, 2010 - bahngarten
Calm, scattered clouds, nice morning,5 people 1 dog walking. 6 bird carcasses- 3 Northern fulmar,2 Common murre, 1 grebe, unable to discern which grebe species. Moderate amounts of bull kelp, sea...
October 10, 2010 - bahngarten
The action of steady wind has created mini valleys on the upper shore. Very little animal casings or shell material. Two large bull kelp beds and one dead Common Murre. There was little humnan...
September 2, 2010 - bahngarten
A beautiful sunny warm afternoon, with families out enjoying the beach,(sand castles,kite flying, walking, and just sitting.) Cleaned one doused fire remains of metal beer cans, and 1 broken beer...
August 1, 2010 - bahngarten
A very clean beach, but also little bird life showing. Broken shell debris from razor clams. Cedar Waxwings in Beachside State Park. The campground was full.
July 3, 2010 - bahngarten
Light, broken cloud cover, 58'. People, dogs, and children enjoying the holiday weekend. Beachside campground almost full. Clean beach. Pebbles, razor clam shells, few mole crab parts along surfline.
June 6, 2010 - bahngarten
We removed about 20 lbs of plastics, styrofoam,etc, and reported a dorm sized refrigerator that was on the beach. We reported this to the camprground management at Beachside State Park. The...
May 2, 2010 - bahngarten
10 adults walking with 4 dogs. Driftline, 1 skate eggcase with barnacles. 3 groups of 30-40 Western Sandpipes flying northbound. One flight of 80 quiet geese also northbound. 50 lbs garbage removed...
April 11, 2010 - bahngarten
We carried out 50 pounds of litter--mostly Japanese current based. The content was a mix of plastics, styrofoam, and heavier than usual glass content.
March 7, 2010 - bahngarten
Nothing notable this morning small amount of rope,string, plastic pieces removed from beach. 10 people, 3 dogs enjoying light breezes on beach. Small rocks and older razor clam shells scattered on...
February 7, 2010 - bahngarten
Wide distribution of logs along banks from high surf. One dead California Sea Lion. About 150 Sanderling foraging at waterline.
January 3, 2010 - bahngarten
About 25 lbs, of plastic, styrofoam, fishing line, plastic bottles, and 1 crab pot buoy removed from beach. 25 western sandpipers feeding at water's edge. Coyote (healthy) noted in parking area...

2009

December 6, 2009 - bahngarten
A cold wind chill factor this morning. The beach was clean. Four eagles gathered and devoured a small dead fish. The eagles remained as we left the beach.
November 1, 2009 - bahngarten
Lovely calm sunny morning with 15 walkers with 4 dogs. 300+ sanderlings feeding at ocean edge, 300 Western gulls resting at Big creek. 1 "V" flight southbound of 35 of double crested cormorants....
October 11, 2009 - bahngarten
Two dead Murre, one dead Northern Fulmar(probable). A fine plastic string was scaattered throughout the mile. We bagged what we could as refuse.
September 7, 2009 - bahngarten
One common murre carcass found in high tide line, Moderate amounts of bull kelp in mounds along beach. Western and ring billed gulls seen. Beach very clean and being enjoyed by about 15 people, 3...
August 1, 2009 - bahngarten
People and dogs enjoying early morning beach walks. Few gulls, western and ringbills, 6 Western sandpipers. Mod. amounts of bull kelp, sea palm, green seaweed on beach. Clean beach with one...
July 12, 2009 - bahngarten
Heavy amounts of shell casings left from last months dungeness crab die-off. Beach was clean--little litter.
June 14, 2009 - bahngarten
Huge ( 1000+) amounts of dead male Dungeness crabs along surf edge. Most had 4-5inch backs.Only one female carcass seen. Otherwise clean beach, considerable footprint activity- sand castles, forts...
May 1, 2009 - bahngarten
I saw no man made changes nor poor environmental behavior. Several families were already arriving to camp for the weekend. The winter has left copious amounts of driftwood. Had a Pacific Loon...
April 5, 2009 - bahngarten
Calm sunny morning with 12 people and 4 dogs walking/running on the beach. Large rolls of bull kelp intermittently found along mile. 1-3ft. square of styrofoam (float) wrapped in netting and plastic...
March 8, 2009 - bahngarten
The tide seemed way in for mid transition to a 7.9 level, even considering moderately strong wstern and northern winds and the change to daylight savings time. Lots of detritus from sea foam heaped...
February 8, 2009 - bahngarten
Large amounts of driftwood near high tide line. Most were larger trees with some roots attached and appeared to have been in the ocean for some time. Large amounts of 4-6" brownish jellyfish all...
January 4, 2009 - bahngarten
Huge amounts of wood debris from river flooding, primarily. One dead Cormorant and two unidentifiable dead birds. Hauled off 50 lbs of garbage.

2008

December 7, 2008 - bahngarten
Clean beach, some 4" razor clam shells, pebbles. 2 ringbill and few western gulls.
November 2, 2008 - bahngarten
A rough, windy morning, but a relatively clean, untroubled beach, at least by appeaarances. One dead squid is noteworthy.
October 5, 2008 - bahngarten
5 bird carcasses: 1 banded common murre (reported to USFG (Roy Lowe)(3 unmarked orange bands L. leg), 2 Western Grebes,1 sooty shearwater(identified with COASST manual), 1 common murre(unbanded). 2...
September 1, 2008 - bahngarten
Three dead Common Murre, launching a live Murre back to sea, and little beach litter were highlights.
July 6, 2008 - bahngarten
8 whimbrels feeding at shoreline near Big Creek. Generally a very clean beach, small amount of fireworks debris removed from beach. Mod amt.s Dungeness crab parts, mole crabs, a few olive snails...
June 15, 2008 - bahngarten
Heavy amounts of mole crab on the beach, Whimbrel dining on molecrab, Caspian Tern flying north. Sited an upside down car chassis with all four wheels and tires still intact and reported it to State...
May 4, 2008 - bahngarten
Very clean beach. 200 sanderlings, 8 whimbrels actively feeding on mole crabs, and other small sand dwellers.
April 6, 2008 - bahngarten
There was not much litter to pick up, partly thanks to SOLV, but we did have a large styrofoam chunk, a big light bulb, and ssmall entanglements of fishing line. Although we could not identify...
February 10, 2008 - bahngarten
A 1.3 tide allowed us to see stumpage of old trees, perhaps tsunami victims. The berms of clay and sandstone showed like little cabins in the woods. We only observed one species of bird--Western...
January 20, 2008 - bahngarten
Moderate+ erosion of sand/clay foredunes with vegetation lost, some movement of rip rap rocks. Mod. amount of razor/ other clam shells on beach, along with scattered rocks. 20 lbs of garbage- plastic...

2007

December 9, 2007 - bahngarten
In addition to the above comments,we observed copious amounts of bottle caps among our litter.(plastic)Fishing line was present in small amounts for this time of year. We packed out about 15 pounds...
November 4, 2007 - bahngarten
Significant # of resting gulls, brown pelicans at Big creek. Sanderlings feeding along surf line. Eel Grass consistently along hi tide line, mod amount of brown tinged jellies-4"to 10" size....
October 7, 2007 - bahngarten
Interesting find of Northern Fulmar.
September 9, 2007 - bahngarten
Beautiful morning, few winged orange termites drifting to beach. Clean beach enjoyed by all. 09/02/07 9:50-10:15 am, dragonfly migration to S.( warm sunny day, E. wind) Yachats Community park, 1...
August 2, 2007 - Slockyar
We packed off only about two pounds of plastics - bottles & caps primarily, in garbage. Beachside State campground was full to capacity.
July 22, 2007 - bahngarten
Unusual amount of actively foraging shorebirds. Recent bloody predation on two of 2 adult common murres. Eagles, maybe? They are seen in area- breast predation only. Two garbage sacks of plastic,...
June 3, 2007 - bahngarten
Razor clamming activity. Most are not getting limit (15), most clams are small 3-4+". Sparse digging efforts in hardpacked sand areas, none in surf. Moderate numbers of dead mole crabs; and...
May 5, 2007 - bahngarten
My first try at this report, it was not difficult.Very actively feeding shorebirds as noted. Beachside state park/campground,(point of entry) mostly full.
April 1, 2007 - Slockyar
The campground was pretty full of spring vacationers. There was typical charred wood on the beach from campfire circles. We removed about ten pounds of debris from the beach. Amount was small,...
March 8, 2007 - bahngarten
Again this month, one set of tire tracks, coming and going on this mile.
February 4, 2007 - bahngarten
Large, copious kelp beds we observed earlier this winter ae now very dehydrated beds of rope. Some fishing rope is entwined in them. On the beach at Beachside State Park, at surf side, we saw Western...
January 14, 2007 - bahngarten
Some high surf erosion of dune plants, and regreat of bluff. It is in a signed "closure" area, about midway of the mile. Photos taken. It does not aplp[ear to be major erosion, just noticeable.