Report Details

Began at N44'53.632 and finished at N44'55.157. Saw sanderlings foraging in driftline; dead grebe being picked at by gull; usual litter at high tide line; lots of sea foam today.


Temperature: 48 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy.

Human Activities

Number of people: 7. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 7.



Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Notable Wildlife

Sanderlings foraging along driftline; river otter spotted in Salishan Lagoon.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 4. 3 gulls; 1 grebe

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Shells, Styrofoam, Wood pieces.

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