Report Details

3 groups of Snowy Plovers feeding a the water's edge, approx 120 birds between Twin Rocks and Watseco. Other items: Small bag of dog poop. Buoy Beer label. Large amounts of seaweed in which debris and dead birds were tangled. Also, there was a service vehicle on the beach.

Conditions

Temperature: 65 F. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 3.5 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 45. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 23. Playing in surf: 15. Sitting: 7. Other Activities: Biking-2. 1 service truck on beach

Concerns

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Vehicles

Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1.

Notable Wildlife

3 groups of Snowy Plovers feeding a the water's edge, approx 120 birds between Twin Rocks and Watseco.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 6. All appear to be common murres, 4 found in seaweed bunches. Unsure if entanglement was the cause of death or if they were just washed ashore in floating seaweed. Pictures attached.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Wood pieces, Land-based debris (picnics, etc.), Styrofoam, Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.). Dog poop bag, Buoy beer label, dead birds and other items in seaweed wrack

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Lots of seaweed on the beach near Shorewood
Dead Common Murre on the beach in front of Shorewood, near two others
Dead Common Murre on the beach in front of Shorewood, near two others
Dead Common Murre on the beach in front of Shorewood, near two others
Dead Common Murre on the beach on Mile 291
Dead Common Murre on the beach at Mile 291
Dead Common Murre on the beach on Mile 291
Firewood on the beach at Mile 291
Firewood on the beach on Mile 291. Another larger piece was found but not photograhped.
Snowy Plovers feeding at the tideline on the beach near Twin Rocks. Several other groups were spotted, all told 120+ birds.
Garbage collected along beach at Mile 291. Bits of plastic twine, fishing rope, Do Not Cross tape, fireworks casing, food wrappers, one with Japanese writing. Bag of dog poop. Buoy Beer label from Astoria. Pink rubbery fishing lure. Plastic beach toys.

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All Mile 291 Reports

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Mile 291

Camp Magruder north, Watseco, Twin Rocks SW

May 21, 2024

Some dead sea life.

Steven

Mile 291

Camp Magruder north, Watseco, Twin Rocks SW

April 29, 2024

Seemingly millions of Velella vellella washed up on the beach with the prevailing wind out of the north west.

Chris Berrie

Mile 291

Camp Magruder north, Watseco, Twin Rocks SW

February 26, 2024

Found 3 dead sea birds in the same general vicinity washed up.

Michael Higham

Mile 291

Camp Magruder north, Watseco, Twin Rocks SW

December 15, 2023

A dead cormorant, jellyfish and a mermaid’s purse found on the beach.

Christ Berrie

Mile 291

Camp Magruder north, Watseco, Twin Rocks SW

August 8, 2023

Nice day, lots of people, nothing of note except marine debris.

BerrieC

Mile 291

Camp Magruder north, Watseco, Twin Rocks SW

March 8, 2023

Very few people/dogs on the beach.

BerrieC

Mile 291

Camp Magruder north, Watseco, Twin Rocks SW

January 24, 2023

Widened to beach access could increase king tide current flow toward homes.

sndlwd

Mile 291

Camp Magruder north, Watseco, Twin Rocks SW

January 14, 2023

Significant erosion at Pine Beach Loop and North Magruder during November/December King tides.

BerrieC