Report Details

Heavy equipment removing beach grass and sand from dune. Please see list of birds in notable wildlife section of this report. 

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: 4.7 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 14. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 4. Kayaking: 6. Other Activities: 1 SOLVE Marine Debris collector 1 USFS and 2 heavy machinery operators removing dune grass and flattening the dunes. 2 trucks and heavy equipment on beach

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2.

Notable Wildlife

20 Canada Geese, 2 Tundra Swans, Surf Scoter 20, 1 White-winged Scoter, 2 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Black-bellied Plover, 4 killdeer, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, 20 Surfbird, 30 Sanderling, 90 Dunlin, 20 Least Sandpiper, 3 Western Sandpiper (with Least Sandpipers, about the same size, but with longer bill and gray back with white underside), 20 Short-billed Gull 2 Ring-billed Gull, 5 Western Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 130 California Gull, 3 Glaucous-winged Gull, 3 Red-throated Loon, 2 Pacific Loon, 1 Common Loon, 3 Brown Pelican White throated sparrow in campground. Lots of seeds on the wax myrtles.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. gull sp

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Styrofoam, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.).

Man-made Modifications

Dune modification/removal, Sand removal. See photos. Major removal of dune grass and flattening of dunes.

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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

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January 20, 2015

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

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