Report Details

The weather was lovely! Sunshine and light breeze! We began our walk as usual at the terminus of the Salishan Nature Trail and walked north about a half mile before losing dry sand. We turned south and walked to Gleneden State Park, where we left the beach. So, I guess we covered part of miles 238 and 237? We saw approximately 30 folks and five dogs, mostly south of Salishan around the Gleneden Beach Loop area. We saw four dead birds: two petrels, too decomposed to determine species; one White-winged scopter; and one juvenile gull, probably Western. Not too much trash on this stretch of beach...we picked up about one grocery bag of trash.

Conditions

Temperature: 56 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light.

Human Activities

Number of people: 30. Number of dogs: 5. Saw tracks on the beach at the terminus of Salishan Nature Trail. Too much time has passed with rainfall for this to be search & rescue activity from the missing teenage boys.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 4. One White-winged scoter; two petrels (species unknown); one juvenile gull, probably Western.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt). Lots of straw

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