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The beach looked very well, especially after the January storms. Not a lot of driftwood present (except in the normal north part of the mile). Foredunes, didn't show a lot of erosion and the base to the foredunes were nice and sloped with sand deposits.  A nice quiet day, even with 85 people and 10 dogs!  Litter found in the form of 3 water bottles, microplastics and two doggie waste plastic bagsFound 1 beached Brandt's Cormorant and filed it in my COASST report.

Conditions

Temperature: 43 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 6.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 85. Number of dogs: 10. Walking or running: 72. Playing in surf: 2. Playing in sand: 3. Sitting: 4. Photography: 1.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 27.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 1. 1 Brandt's Cormorant adult non-breeding

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea).

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foredune slopes
normal amount of driftwood
drainage pipe
litter
sufers
Brandt's Cormorant -dorsal view
Brandt's Cormorant -ventral view

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Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

May 27, 2024

Tide very low 1.

MatthewsE

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

May 27, 2024

Tide very low at 1.

MatthewsE

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

March 9, 2024

Wow what a change from last month! State Parking lot is closed for a couple of months while construction on the new parking lot and restroom continues. The tree ( object I show as a measure of sand deposition ) is really getting uncovered! Survey also for COASST, no beached birds or mammals found. The beach access point at the north end of Bob Straub State Park is still unusable for vehicles, due to a massive erosion event and 5 foot sharp edges to the beach.

Eric Matthews

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

February 7, 2024

A lot of winter damage to the foredunes noted. Construction workers working on the new boat ramp and replacing and relocating some drainage pipes. Photos showing bulldozer shift sand by residence. 1 dory and 3 fishermen getting picked up

Eric Matthews

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

November 3, 2023

Nice 58 degree mild winds.

MatthewsE

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

October 3, 2023

Weather: Cloudy and Wintery, High tide today 3.

MatthewsE

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

September 4, 2023

Really a great day!

MatthewsE

Mile 261

Haystack Rock, Cape Kiwanda

August 2, 2023

Drift- Wrack and Surf Zones seem to differ along the beach.

MatthewsE