Report Details

Driftline with much kelp and wood. Kelp is starting to break down and disperse. Large masses of kelp deposited on beach during November’s big storms. Siltcoos River is still far to the south of the foredune of mile 161, with a vast, quiet flat beach between the river and the foredune. Five seals were in the river. Two dead, decomposing seals on the sand.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 2. Fishing: 3. Other Activities: 1 walking with dog. Tracks only. No ATV on beach while I was there. One track for a short distance beyond allowed area.

Concerns

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 2. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 9. Decomposing, some in parts only, including Gull, Grebes (probably Western) also Auklets one common Murre.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Octopus, decomposing but with tentacles still attached.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Wood pieces.

Actions & Comments

3 surf fishermen came at 6:45 to dig sand crab, now fishing successfully. Each had about 6 fish. One had his small poodle dog (in sweater) with him. Very happy to talk to me about techniques, condition etc., for surf perch fishing. It was a pleasure to see this recreational use of the beach, obviously important to mental/emotional and physical health of those gentlemen.

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Mile 161

January 23, 2024

We are a group of 6th grade students in the Siuslaw Middle School Stream Team class.

Siuslaw Middle School Stream Team

Mile 161

April 9, 2019

It was a stormy, wet and windy morning at Siltcoos Recreation Area today with dramatic clouds and storms coming and going.

dpavlis

Mile 161

July 3, 2018

It was a beautiful morning on Siltcoos Beach.

dpavlis

Mile 161

February 6, 2018

It was a beautiful winter day, with sun and gentle breezes from the northwest.

dpavlis

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September 20, 2015

YmnKai

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Mile 161

January 7, 2015

Nice day on the beach, I picked up small plastic debris in the area.

JCarpenter

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Mile 161

December 18, 2013

This beach is a very lightly used part of the coast.

mjohnson

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Mile 161

September 19, 2013

Spoke with a group of eight people visiting from New York, who were traveling through Washington and Oregon.

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