Report Details

Clear warm day. Minimal human activity. 2 dead cormorants at high tide line

Conditions

Temperature: 70 F. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: W. Tide Level: 4.8 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 6. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 4. Other Activities: biking x 2. Shore birds moving in response to walkers but no harassment

Concerns

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 8.

Notable Wildlife

2 dead cormorants Large (30-40 birds counted) flocks sanderlings scavenging at high tide line

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. none noted. see photos and location

Driftline Content

Small rocks, Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.).

Natural Changes

scouring / ledging of sand close to dune line

Report Images

scouring and ledging of sand close to edge of dune line indicating wave activity
Dead Cormorant
Dead Cormorant #2
Packing crate
North view MP marker 29
south view MP marker 29

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Bayocean Peninsula south of Bayocean site

May 12, 2024

Walkers on the beach.

Helen Welch

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Bayocean Peninsula south of Bayocean site

March 14, 2024

Beautiful Oregon coast bluebird day. Large wash up of old velella casings at high tide line creating a very strong "ocean" odor Very little trash on my mile of beach but collections of bottles and styrofoam found further down closer to Cape Meares (collected and disposed of) Few sea birds today

Helen Welch

Mile 286

Bayocean Peninsula south of Bayocean site

February 18, 2024

Recent king tides encroaching onto and undercutting fore dune. More debris than usual. A few shore birds Little human activity Large "octopus tree" I have been following has rotated again and the trunk now points NE. I continue to take photo facing N and S at the high tide line at the MP 29 sign entrance to the beach

Helen Welch

Mile 286

Bayocean Peninsula south of Bayocean site

January 28, 2024

Busier day than seen in past few months.

Helen Welch

Mile 286

Bayocean Peninsula south of Bayocean site

December 18, 2023

Cloudy day with occasional rain shower.

Helen Welch

Mile 286

Bayocean Peninsula south of Bayocean site

November 26, 2023

Beautiful sunny day after "King Tide". Dead birds located together.

Vince Welch

Mile 286

Bayocean Peninsula south of Bayocean site

October 27, 2023

A quiet and beautiful fall day.

WelchHV

Mile 286

Bayocean Peninsula south of Bayocean site

September 22, 2023

Clear warm day.

WelchHV