Mile 61 Report

September 22, 2008
by cwatch61

Location:
Curry
West of New River, Floras Creek, Langlois
Conditions:
Monday
Sunny
58° F
Wind:
Moderate from the N
Tide Level:
4.0 ft
Humans / Pets:
People:
2
Dogs:
0
Activities:
Walking / Running:
2
Concerns:
Disturbances:
Vehicles:
Cars/Trucks parking:
1
ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited:
2
Activity Comments:
ATV tracks on beach.
Notable Wildlife:
0 Aleutian Geese,0 Canadian Geese, 47 Sanderlings, 33 Gulls 14 unknown shore birds, 124 Brown Pelicans (photo 1)
Dead Birds:
Total:
5
Species/names:
2 Murres (photo 2), 1 Grebe, 2 unknown
Stranded:
Total:
0
Fish & Invertebrates:
3 Ochre Sea Stars
Driftline:
Kelp or Algae·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Animal casings (e.g. crab, shrimp molt)·Wood pieces
New Development:
Modifications:
Natural Changes:
Evidence of wave overtopping
Comments:
The beach was benched to some degree over the entire 3.87 miles. It was more pronounced in the southern section (photo 3). The beach was clean with a decrease in ocean-based debris (e.g., 4 buoys and floats, 17 bottles, 1 light bulb, etc.) Wildlife levels were similar to previous walks with the exception of the Brown Pelicans and a paucity of geese.
Summary:
Mile 61 exhibited a clean surf line and beach. Beach benching had developed. Brown pelicans were observed.
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    September 22, 2008
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    September 22, 2008
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    September 22, 2008
Other Mile 61 Reports (7)

2020

September 20, 2020 - cshepherd50
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...
April 21, 2009 - cwatch61
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...
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.
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.