Report Details

This report was generated as part of the SOLV Beach Clean-up. About 8 pounds of debris, largely styrofoam and plastic, were removed from this mile. Some plastic and glass bottles were found. The number of dead birds (1 Common Murre, 1 Western Gull, 1 immature Western Gull and one unidentifiable bird) found (4) seemed to be above normal. Shells, animal casings and small rocks in driftline. ATV tracks were observed in a disallowed area and reported. Human impact was light (7)-3 walking and 4 rock hunting. Reported fresh ATV tracks in wet sand on prohibited beach.

Conditions

Temperature: 62 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 3.2 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 7. Walking or running: 3. Fresh ATV tracks were observed in sand wet from previous high tide. The tracks went south to Mile 102 and the north jetty, and north into Mile 104. Observed an ATV in the Horse Camp at Bullard's Beach - correlation unknown. Reported.

Vehicles

ATVs/OHVs parking: 1. ATVs/OHVs on beach, prohibited: 1.

Notable Wildlife

The absence of birds was notable.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 4. One adult Common Murre, one adult Western Gull, two unidentified. No bands. One fresh kill was perhaps eaten by a raptor because down feathers were scattered all over the beach and only the wings remained.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Shells, Small rocks.

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September 24, 2022

Rock beds are the main attraction here, as 4 seekers with a dog at 6:30 a.

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March 18, 2022

Two rock hunters, no wildlife, no litter were on this beach north of the Coquille River Lighthouse on an overcast chilly morning.

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September 25, 2021

Rock hunters delight in this otherwise boring stretch of beach; 3 were mining away in a big bed of small stones despite heavy fog and their 4 at-large dogs.

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September 12, 2018

I was not the only person walking this beach in the predawn dark on a calm day that became overcast.

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October 18, 2016

We noticed these little birds in the driftwood.

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September 26, 2016

Heading north at 6:45 a.

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September 9, 2016

Heading north at 6:45 a.

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Mile 103

June 5, 2016

Sunday began with a 59-degree but very foggy walk at 5:30 a.

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