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The beach was really clean. I couldn't find anything to pick up. Dogs were all off-leash except for one, but none were observed chasing wildlife. There are a few companies that lead horseback trips along the shoreline, but the owners appear to make no attempt to pick up after the horses. I often find horse-droppings in the surf next to the hoof-prints.

Conditions

Temperature: 60 F. Cloud Cover: Partly Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Strong. Wind Direction: S. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 70. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 60. Playing in surf: 3. Playing in sand: 2. Sitting: 2. Photography: 2. Other Activities: Kitesurfing (1).

Concerns

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs

Notable Wildlife

Only birds on the beach were seagulls (several groups of 20-30 flying southward or huddled on the beach every tenth mile or so. One large group of pelicans spotted fishing in the surf about 100 yards offshore.

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Shells, Small rocks.

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I went out to walk the mile due to the reports of oiled birds and tarballs washing up in Cannon Beach.

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Manzanita Beach, Manzanita, Neahkahnie Beach

April 20, 2024

A sunny Saturday morning in Manzanita! The upside down tree that is at 45. The strangest thing I found were the two adult common murres - one with a string tied to its wing.

Michelle Schwegmann

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Manzanita Beach, Manzanita, Neahkahnie Beach

March 22, 2024

Mile 300 was full of people enjoying the day.

Michelle Schwegmann

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Manzanita Beach, Manzanita, Neahkahnie Beach

February 23, 2024

A beautiful, sunny day in Manzanita!

Michelle Schwegmann

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Manzanita Beach, Manzanita, Neahkahnie Beach

January 30, 2024

Most notable is the change in the bluffs.

Michelle Schwegmann

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Manzanita Beach, Manzanita, Neahkahnie Beach

January 6, 2024

More than 30 mid-sized, dead birds of what looked like the same species and one sea gull and one crow. Not too much sea plastic - I picked up some of it. Large burnt stumps and logs were rolling around in the high tide. Farther south, the ocean has removed the dune and some of the paths end in a sand cliff now.

Lisa Lucas

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Manzanita Beach, Manzanita, Neahkahnie Beach

January 4, 2024

We had big storms the past few days! On just mile 300 there were at least 11 deceased Cassin's auklet. All the locals were talking about it.

Michelle Schwegmann

Deceased Peregrine Falcon on mile 300 Oregon, full body.

Mile 300

Manzanita Beach, Manzanita, Neahkahnie Beach

November 27, 2023

It was a beautiful morning on the last day of the "bonus" king tides in November. The biggest shock was finding a deceased Peregrine Falcon!

Schwegmann