Report Details

Beach getting wider with change of season. When we started monitoring 7 years ago we would fill trash bags with styrofoam, glass and plastic bottles, flip flops and shoes, rope, shotgun shell casings, and other debris. We now find a few small plastic fragments and an occasional plastic bag. Beach is much cleaner now.

Conditions

Temperature: 58 F. Cloud Cover: Rain. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 3.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 5. Walking or running: 5.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 12. one bird had yellow and green wire ties attached, assume from COASST survey

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). Found a crab trap on beach

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Kiwanda Beach

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

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Kiwanda Beach

April 2, 2024

Pleasant day, several groups of people enjoying the weather.

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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

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Kiwanda Beach

February 4, 2024

Large dead tree on the water line.

Garrick Schermer

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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

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Kiwanda Beach

May 24, 2023

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

SchermerSG

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Kiwanda Beach

April 14, 2023

Very lovely weather and isolated beach.

SchermerSG

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Kiwanda Beach

March 16, 2023

Beautiful day, beach very wide and clean.

bballentine