Report Details

This was a sunny day over the Memorial day holiday which meant lots of people around.  However, only 22 with one dog wandered down where the beach is marked to protect Snowy Plover nesting. One large group of horses from the rental went a short way along the wet sand, and two other riders leading a third horse came up from the jetty.  The sand was high up on the foredune with no steep cuts as has been the case in past years.  The beach was very long because of the low tides.  There was little wrack or human debris.  No dead birds were found, and only a few crows and gulls were fighting the blustery wind.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Wind Velocity: Strong. Wind Direction: NW.

Human Activities

Number of people: 22. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 11. Other Activities: 12 horses, 11 riders. 2 men came over the dunes to the ocean within the restricted area for Snowy Plover nesting

Concerns

Disturbances: Disturbance of nesting seabirds

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 33.

Notable Wildlife

Notable for how little wildlife seen, a few crows and gulls but no shorebirds

Driftline Content

Little human debris

Man-made Modifications

Grass in area bulldozed for the Snowy Plover nesting is growing back. Not sure if native grass or not

Natural Changes

No sharp cliffs from wave action on the high sand as has been the case in the past. Sand has piled up on the foredune obscuring the wood and grass

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October 22, 2023

The sky was mostly cloudy with some patches of fog and noticeable blobs of sea foam on wet sand.

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September 4, 2023

A nice warm partly cloudy day with a large group enjoying the picnic area by the parking lot.

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June 6, 2023

It was a blustery sunny day with 3 horse back riders and one walker on the beach.

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March 18, 2023

A nice bright day with a large group of birders from 30 cars looking for Snowy Plovers when I started but only 13 people walking or sitting on the beach on my way back.

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December 15, 2022

This was a sunny, cold, blustery day with 8 people and 2 dogs walking or biking(1) on the extensive beach.

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September 6, 2022

This was a sunny calm day with few people on the beach.

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June 15, 2022

This was a nice day with clouds and little wind.

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March 8, 2022

This was a nice cloudy day with only 4 cars in the parking lot and four people on the beach, one with a dog.

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