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During our beach cleanup on July 20, 2017 we saw 36 people and 7 dogs. Most people were walking, but it was a beautiful sunny day, so there were some folks who opted to checkout the surf and others who were sitting and enjoying the day. We saw many beach murres and one unknown species of bird. There hasn't been a lot of trash on our mile of beach. During the winter storms a sand bluff was created/carved out and I don't know if this had an effect on trash, but we have found less trash since. We found plastic, tshirt, and misc trash. We saw 3 pelicans and 1 osprey flying by during our cleanup.

Conditions

Temperature: 64 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light.

Human Activities

Number of people: 36. Number of dogs: 7. Walking or running: 27. Playing in surf: 5. Sitting: 4.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 6. All of the beached birds we saw were common murres.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt).

New Development

Bluff development. There continues to be a small bluff on this beach that was created during the winter 2016 storms. The bluff is gradually leveling out.

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North Spit Alsea River

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North Spit Alsea River

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A beautifully calm, sunny day, maybe the last for awhile, with a fifteen mile view from Seal Rock to Cape Perpetua and hardly anyone on the beach except for two surf fishers and a couple valiantly trying to launch a kite with no wind.

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North Spit Alsea River

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As I began yesterday's mile walk and monthly COASST beached bird survey, a light rain began to fall, the first in months.

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North Spit Alsea River

July 23, 2023

As I have done before, I combined today's walk with my monthly COASST survey for dead seabirds.

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North Spit Alsea River

May 16, 2023

The beach was fairly cool today after 99 degrees two days ago.

Jon French

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North Spit Alsea River

March 14, 2023

This was my second monthly beached bird survey for COASST (Coastal Observation And Seabird Survey Team) which I combined with my mile walk.

Jon French