Report Details

Several eagle sightings. Few dead birds. Large driftwood & plywood structure nailed together on beach for more than a month. No action yet taken by Nehalem State Park regarding dangerous structure on beach.


Temperature: 65 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: NW. Tide Level: 0.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 2. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 2.


Apparent violations: large log & plywood structure nailed together on beach.

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Notable Wildlife

Several eagle sightoings this week

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 2.

Driftline Content

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

Actions & Comments

Over the past month I have notified Nehalem State Park three times of a large dangerous and unsightly structure nailed together on the beach just north of North Ave. Several neighbors have also called. Park officials took message but took no action.

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