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The 12-14 Plovers were seen in approximate area as on my 2-14-2020 walk, in the dry sand south of 67D beach entrance and landmark driftwood, located now precisely with Polaris navigation app and Bing map.  Plovers are standing, appearing to be pairing up.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 1.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 10. Number of dogs: 5. Walking or running: 7. Playing in sand: 2. Sitting: 1. Vehicle on beach was Oregon State Parks off-road vehicle.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Group of 12-14 Western Snowy Plovers--see Summary and attachments.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 3. 3 dead gulls, 2 mostly covered by sand, 1 scavenged on. These are immatures, like others seen on previous walks.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Shells, Wood pieces, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). The beach was very clean, just one large piece of plastic which I removed.

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