Report Details

Beach was quite clean and looked relatively unchanged. Tide was receding during observation period. Very little debris noticed. There were small dunes in the sand, formed by recent winds.

Conditions

Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW.

Human Activities

Number of people: 3. Walking or running: 3.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Many shorebirds foraging in the driftline: whimbrel, 12 semi-palmated plovers, 3 sanderlings, 4 Western sandpipers. Other birds noted were 26 brown pelicans, American crow, 9 mixed adult and juvenile Western gulls, and 2 mew gulls.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Small rocks.

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Mile 288

Bayocean Peninsula, Kincheloe Point

March 14, 2024

It was an incredibly busy day for Mile 288 the day before the snowy plover nesting season began! I was glad to see DOGAMI and OPRD on-site, and appreciated OPRD's willingness to haul the debris I collected back to their dumpsters. It was also exciting to see so many plovers in the wet sand.

Karen Schank

Mile 288

Bayocean Peninsula, Kincheloe Point

September 24, 2023

The weather is definitely turning.

SchankK

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Mile 288

Bayocean Peninsula, Kincheloe Point

September 10, 2023

It was a beautifully calm, warm, sunny day along mile 288.

SchankK

Mile 288

Bayocean Peninsula, Kincheloe Point

January 29, 2023

There were 6 or more plovers and large accumulations of driftwood (both along the base and on top of the foredune cutbank).

SchankK

Mile 288

Bayocean Peninsula, Kincheloe Point

May 21, 2022

It was a beautiful, warm, sunny Saturday with a moderate north wind.

SchankK

Mile 288

Bayocean Peninsula, Kincheloe Point

January 17, 2022

It was great to see two separate families picking up beach trash/debris in the driftline from the most recent storms including in Mile 288!

SchankK

Mile 288

Bayocean Peninsula, Kincheloe Point

December 23, 2021

There was clear indications of active foredune erosion with visible cutbanks (see photo) and significant debris.

SchankK

Mile 288

Bayocean Peninsula, Kincheloe Point

February 24, 2015

Mid-winter day that seemed like spring.

YaakovM