Report Details

Human Activities

Number of people: 20. Number of dogs: 4. Walking or running: 15. Other Activities: hunting for glass float balls. Due to the steep stairs at SW Beach Ave access #48, usually only surfers are noted parking and using this access. Birds foraging on drift line are gulls and possibly plovers.

Concerns

Litter

Apparent violations: Glass ball searchers.have created braided social trails in the grassy upper dunes among the driftwood logs from extreme high water events. Occasional I see bonfires using driftwood and some camping overnight (possibly homeless folks)..

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. no bands, undetermined type

Stranded Marine Mammals

Total stranded mammals: 1. Deceased sea lion washed up almost to the concrete wall at the Inn at Spanish Head, during early December's king tide. Called Jim Rice at OSU Stranded Marine Mammals.

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Noted pyrosomes (sea pickles) all of the month of December in minimal concentrations on Mile 240.

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Styrofoam, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). Cigarette butts, shotgun shells, straws, segments of rope, plastic cups, water bottle caps, one Asian small table top, wire tangled with seaweed and dead coral, 3 washed up wine bottles, and one large dead fish(probably discarded by a fisherman).

Natural Changes

Some erosion at the base of the cliffs north of the Inn at Spanish Head after Dec. King Tide. There was no beach to walk on when the waves were in.

Actions & Comments

I called Jim Rice at OSU Stranded Marine Mammals about the dead sea lion at the Inn at Spanish Head and another (baby) sea lion I saw on Mile 242, south of the Lincoln City, SW 11th Drive beach access.

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Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

March 16, 2024

This was the first sunny and warm day of spring, and lots of visitors filled the beach; almost like a summer day! Significant sand erosion had recently occurred and many logs have been moved higher onto the beach.

Scott Turkle

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Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

January 2, 2024

Dense driftwood accumulation along the bank; high tides.

Jane Mulholland

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Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

July 30, 2023

It was a beautiful day with a lot of people out playing and enjoying the beach.

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Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

February 15, 2023

It was a nice day; lots of people out on the beach.

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Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

December 3, 2022

Nothing unusual or concerning noted.

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Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

June 18, 2022

Beautiful day; no issues noted at all.

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Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

December 27, 2021

This was the day we had snow in Lincoln City so it was cold.

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Taft, Nelscott south, Baldy Creek

October 2, 2021

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