Mile 61 Report

April 21, 2009
by cwatch61

Location:
Curry
West of New River, Floras Creek, Langlois
Conditions:
Tuesday 1:00 PM
Humans / Pets:
People:
4
Activities:
Working
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
4
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
2
Activity Comments:
ATVs transporting biologists, predator control and monitor related to snowy plover nesting activities.
Notable Wildlife:
Large flocks of mixed shorebirds (200+)and numerous flocks of geese and possibly Brants were seen. Smaller flocks of gulls, cormorants, terns and pelicans were observed.
Dead Birds:
Total:
0
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.)·Shells·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Breach at mile 62.7 naturally closed.
Natural Changes:
Evidence of wave overtopping
Comments:
Summary:
Human activity was limited to U.S. government employees performing tasks related to plover nesting.Large mixed flocks of shorebirds and other migratory waterfowl were observed.The breach at mile 62.8 was naturally closed. Beach was generally clean but as usual had large amounts of driftwood.
Other Mile 61 Reports (7)

2020

September 20, 2020 - shepherdcd
Another sunny windless day. Large number of jellyfish on the beach. See pics. First walk north on 61 since Western Snowy Plover protection season ended. 
  • Dead Common Murre
  • Jellyfish
  • Jellyfish
  • New River and mountains east of Langlois.
  • South at 60/61 boundary.
  • North at 60/61 boundary.

2009

October 22, 2009 - cwatch61
One beach walker was collecting agates on a clean, wind-swept beach. Large numbers of geese were flying south above the fog. Although it was low tide the high surf overtopped the low dunes at...
March 6, 2009 - cwatch61
Five people, accompanied by three dogs, were agate hunting on the beach.The beach was washed clean of light debris but laden with drifwood (Photo 1). The beach was undulating and quite soft. Low...

2008

December 5, 2008 - cwatch61
Mile 61 had been reworked with significant overtopping. The surf line and beach were clean. A Bald Eagle was spotted.
September 22, 2008 - cwatch61
Mile 61 exhibited a clean surf line and beach. Beach benching had developed. Brown pelicans were observed.
April 24, 2008 - cwatch61
Mile 61 remained free of natural and man made debris. A dead Stellar Sea Lion and an ATV were observed and reported.
February 28, 2008 - cwatch61
Mile 61 was relatively free of natural and man made debris, dead wildlife and human incursion with the exception of 4 sets of old ATV tracks.