Report Details

The once fresh woody storm and flood debris from last winter is now bleached white. There is a large pile of this driftwood against the upper part of the south jetty. No signs of erosion are present. In fact, it appears that the beach is even wider than before.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 4.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 6. Number of dogs: 2. Walking or running: 4. Fishing: 2. Other Activities: biking. Mile 289 is non-vehicle beach, but there were atv tracks present. Could be legitimate from state parks, dept. of geology, etc

Concerns

Apparent violations: none.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 5.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2. 1 western gull, 1 set of dark wings-possibly brandt comorant

Dead Fish or Invertebrates

Unusual concentration. crabs must by molting. not really unusual for this time of year.

Driftline Content

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

Actions & Comments

The beach seems wider. Over the winter, sand must have moved north and piled up against the south jetty. A large amount of driftwood is now piled up against the jetty. The stern of the wrecked crabboat Catherine M is still visible, but high up on the dry sand.

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All Mile 289 Reports

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Mile 289

Kincheloe Point, South Jetty Tillamook River

September 20, 2021

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

ollikainen

Mile 289

Kincheloe Point, South Jetty Tillamook River

December 24, 2020

There is no trace of nesting bird protection.

ollikainen

Mile 289

Kincheloe Point, South Jetty Tillamook River

September 21, 2020

September 15 ended the nesting bird restrictions on mile 289.

ollikainen

Mile 289

Kincheloe Point, South Jetty Tillamook River

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

Kincheloe Point, South Jetty Tillamook River

March 20, 2020

Mile 289 is again restricted due to bird nesting.

ollikainen

Mile 289

Kincheloe Point, South Jetty Tillamook River

December 5, 2019

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

ollikainen

Mile 289

Kincheloe Point, South Jetty Tillamook River

June 16, 2019

This is a partial survey.

ollikainen

Mile 289

Kincheloe Point, South Jetty Tillamook River

March 21, 2019

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

ollikainen