Report Details

Sunny low tide holiday weekend, lots of visitors and activity on the beach. Multiple people climbing rocks, multiple off-leash dogs barking at and chasing wildlife. (More photos available)

Conditions

Temperature: 53 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Tide Level: -1.9 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 238. Number of dogs: 58. Walking or running: 93. Photography: 3. Tidepooling: 142. Other Activities: 3 - in wetsuits in water. Several off-leash dogs barking at and chasing wildlife throughout Ecola.

Concerns

Climbing bluffs/seastacks

Apparent violations: A group of five climbed rocks to the back area of Ecola Point, disturbing nesting seabirds. A group of two with an off-leash dog barking at wildlife climbed the rocks to this same area..

Disturbances: Shorebirds moving in response to humans/dogs, Disturbance of nesting seabirds

Notable Wildlife

Quite a few pelicans this year.

Driftline Content

Small rocks.

Natural Changes

Landslides/major boulder falls. Sand and some rocks sliding down the cliff near the entrance into Ecola.

Actions & Comments

Low tide holiday weekend, lots of visitors and activity on the beach. A group of five climbed the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge rocks to the back area of Ecola Point, disturbing nesting seabirds. Four separate locals notified them that it was illegal, and they said someone from the area told them differently. Another group of two with an off-leash dog barking at wildlife were climbing the same area at Ecola Point. Multiple off-leash dogs were barking at and chasing wildlife throughout Ecola. Visitors were able to walk to Indian Beach at low tide. Several people said they were able to view black oystercatcher chicks via volunteers performing surveys at Chapman and Indian Beach. Saw a crow pulling live fish from the sand, then flying off, gull chasing after him, trying to grab the fish.

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August 2, 2023

People climbing rocks in spite of posted signage designating that it is illegal.

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July 8, 2023

Visitors enjoying tidepools and wildlife.

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July 4, 2023

Sunny low tide holiday weekend, lots of visitors and activity on the beach.

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Mile 316

June 17, 2023

Amazing tidepool finds this morning - alabaster nudibranch, juvenile sunflower sea star, a cave wall covered in juvenile 6 rayed sea stars, and another wall covered in stiff footed cucumbers.

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February 4, 2023

There was a large, fresh-looking landslide at Bald Point.

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Mile 316

June 9, 2021

We carried out a fair amount of trash left behind by visitors.

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May 22, 2021

A visitor was waaayyy out on the rocks at Ecola Point, disturbing nesting seabirds.

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May 15, 2021

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