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Took care of this survey a few days before the solstice to take advantage of some December sun. We did find an unusual dead bird. Jane of COASST confirmed that it is an immature white snow goose. There have been only 36 of these found on all of the COASST beaches, California to Alaska. They represent .09% of the total.While not on Mile 289, there is a barge on the bay side of the spit that is controversial.http://www.tillamookheadlightherald.com/news_paid/article_dcd841cc-6128-....

Conditions

Temperature: 40 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

http://www.tillamookheadlightherald.com/news_paid/article_dcd841cc-6128-11e3-a427-0019bb2963f4.html#user-comment-area.On the bay side of mile 288/9 sits a barge that is sitting probably illegally on the sand at low tide. See the article.

Concerns

Apparent violations: none.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 3.

Notable Wildlife

nothing unusual

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 5. 3 northern fulmars, 1 western gull, 1 immature snow goose.

Driftline Content

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

Man-made Modifications

none

Natural Changes

no erosion

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All Mile 289 Reports

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Mile 289

September 20, 2021

This mile is not surveyed 4 times a year since it became a designated bird nesting area.

ollikainen

Mile 289

December 24, 2020

There is no trace of nesting bird protection.

ollikainen

Mile 289

September 21, 2020

September 15 ended the nesting bird restrictions on mile 289.

ollikainen

Mile 289

August 1, 2020

I saw so many different types of birds along the jetty, I'm no bird expert but I thought I saw pelicans, herons, cormorants, and sea gulls.

EJD

Mile 289

March 20, 2020

Mile 289 is again restricted due to bird nesting.

ollikainen

Mile 289

December 5, 2019

This survey was all about the jelly fish that covered the most recent wrack areas.

ollikainen

Mile 289

June 16, 2019

This is a partial survey.

ollikainen

Mile 289

March 21, 2019

The signage is up again keeping all dogs off Mile 289.

ollikainen