Report Details

Beach sand and foredune returning to a more gentle summer pattern. Update on nesting snowy plovers from plover volunteer present in parking lot: There are 5 nests enclosed in predator-proof cages on mile 161. The biggest threat are ravens and crows, which have destroyed 2 nests before they could be enclosed. There were coyote tracks seen today wandering in and out of the roped-off area, and the volunteer confirmed that coyotes are present.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Rain. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: S.

Human Activities

Number of people: 1. Other Activities: plover nesting area volunteer. Only other vehicle in the parking lot other than mine belonged to the plover nesting volunteer.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Very few shorebirds today. Weather not conducive to foraging!See plover update in "general comments" section.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. 1 common murre1 unidentified, decomposing

Driftline Content

Shells, Small rocks, Wood pieces.

Actions & Comments

Beach is smoothing out, no steep sand "cliffs", is now a more gentle slope up to the foredune. Not much driftwood on the beach; the large pieces that are visible are partially buried in sand. Evidence of the return of the north wind shown by the sculpting of the sand at the foredune.

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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

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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

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July 3, 2018

It was a beautiful morning on Siltcoos Beach.

dpavlis

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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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January 7, 2015

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

JCarpenter

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December 18, 2013

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

mjohnson

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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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