Report Details

Found one water bottle in driftwood. Observed a blue heron and a bald eagle. 

Conditions

Temperature: 46 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: -0.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 7. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 7. Other Activities: Family of 5 wandered out of the Blue Heron trailhead and walked to the water with their dog. We walked from the Sahhali trail head south to the Mile 254 area with our dog. Saw a heron on the water edge. Saw evidence of shore birds (footprints) along the high tide line. Bald eagle flew from north to south near Sahhali entrance..

Notable Wildlife

Blue heron Bald eagle

Driftline Content

Wood pieces. one water bottle among the wood

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune. Foredune is heavily eroded from last visit (December 2022)

Actions & Comments

No actions taken regarding erosion.

Report Images

Looking E from Sahhali entrance
Looking W from Sahhali entrance
Looking N from Sahhali entrance
Looking S from Sahhali entrance
Dune erosion - Looking E near Sahhali entrance
Dune erosion - Looking NE near Sahhali entrance
Dune erosion - Looking NE near Sahhali entrance - 2

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Mile 255

Kiwanda Beach

May 27, 2024

Again, no evidence of tar washing ashore. Some dead Velella velella skeletons trapped in driftwood.

Garrick Schermer

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Mile 255

Kiwanda Beach

April 2, 2024

Pleasant day, several groups of people enjoying the weather.

Betty Ballentine

Mile 255

Kiwanda Beach

March 8, 2024

Severe dune erosion causing many large shrubs and trees to fall onto the beach. Previous report in February showed dune cliff stable but receding.

Garrick Schermer

Mile 255

Kiwanda Beach

February 4, 2024

Large dead tree on the water line.

Garrick Schermer

Mile 255

Kiwanda Beach

July 23, 2023

Apparent crab exuvia - lots of Dungeness crab shells along the high-tide line and in the shallow mini-lagoons formed at low tide.

SchermerSG

Mile 255

Kiwanda Beach

May 24, 2023

Juvenile bald eagle flew northbound just before the sighting of the gull.

SchermerSG

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 255

Kiwanda Beach

April 14, 2023

Very lovely weather and isolated beach.

SchermerSG

decorative elemnt for a coastwatch report.

Mile 255

Kiwanda Beach

March 16, 2023

Beautiful day, beach very wide and clean.

bballentine