Report Details

Surprisingly little litter on beach despite recent storms. Abundant seal and bird presence. Dead juvenile sea lion.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 5.5 feet.

Human Activities

Nothing to report

Notable Wildlife

Seals hauled out on the south bank of the Siltcoos estuary. Bald eagle, herons, golden eyes, buffleheads, and merganser along the river. Very fresh tracks from pair of coyotes on the beach.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 3. two northern fulmars and one gull

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. smallish dead sea lion mostly covered in sand near entrance to Wax Myrtle Trail

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

One dead salmon, mostly head and skin

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells.

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Snowy plover fencing intact and no one violating that rule.

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March 29, 2021

Very windy day and only saw one person on the beach.

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November 10, 2020

It was a beautiful cold windy day.

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December 26, 2015

My mile was actually inaccessible the ponds on either side of the path had grown together and blocked the path at least a hundred yards before the normal little ford I always have to cross It will be a while before that goes down.

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Mile 160

October 3, 2015

My biggest surprise was the lack of trash, I nearly always bring three or four bags of trash off the beach, but not today.

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February 22, 2015

With the effort of many volunteers we collected four heaping pickup loads of trash, including a hot water heater from a five mile stretch

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January 20, 2015

My usual scenic walk along the Siltcoos River was under water today.

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