Mile 271 Report

January 4, 2023
by jessejones

Location:
Tillamook
Cape Lookout
Conditions:
Wednesday 11:00 AM
Rain
47° F
Wind:
Storm from the S
Tide Level:
7.4 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
12
Dogs:
2
Activities:
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
12
Activity Comments:
Notable Wildlife:
Dead Birds:
Stranded:
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Comments:
Summary:

Today was a marine debris survey with WEBS. Two rangers joined us. It was incredibly stormy. Arrived at beach at 11, left at 1. 

  • Denise Harrington, NOAA fellow holding bucket
    Denise Harrington, NOAA fellow holding bucket
    100 meters south of day use picnic shelter
    January 4, 2023
  • Looking north from just south of day use picnic area
    Looking north from just south of day use picnic area
    Looking north from just south of day use picnic area
Other Mile 271 Reports (8)

2021

May 30, 2021 - yakinsea
The pigeon guillemot population here is by far the highest that I have ever seen.Ladder that is at the tip, south side, may have impacted nesting common murres, none nested on the long ledge near the...

2020

September 19, 2020 - yakinsea
The main observation was a ladder that was placed perhaps 100 ft. above the water at a tricky spot for someone to gain access to the southern part of the cape's end, which goes through sensitive bird...

2019

November 5, 2019 - yakinsea
Many gulls, and a few miscillaneous birds, most notably a pair of peregrine falcons (one dive-bombing a smaller one until the small one dropped the bird it had). Others included western grebes,...

2018

September 14, 2018 - yakinsea
This stretch seemed in good shape.  I saw a large mora, aka ocean sunfish, lots of gulls, cormorants, and pelicans, as well as a smattering of various diving birds.  I spotted a lone seal on one side...
June 24, 2018 - yakinsea
The cape looked good, no pollution, or cliff erosion noted.  The wildlife seemed less common than in the past, most notably sea lions, but also no pelicans spotted and fewer cormorants than in the...

2017

December 31, 2017 - yakinsea
Paddled solo on a beautiful calm day with small surf and a light off-shore breeze.  I paddled around the entire cape and into three or four caves with the notable blow-hole that is in the back of the...
October 4, 2017 - yakinsea
This report covers the entire cape, since it can only be done by boat, and the other miles are not currently being covered.What a beautiful day!  What a beautiful area!  Just got back from the last...

2007

May 24, 2007 - yakinsea
The area looks good. I think I spotted a falcon. I noted a couple minor slides/rock collapses.