Report Details

A breezy cool walk on the beach. The rack line was high due to recent high tides, lots of broken shells.


Temperature: 54 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NE. Tide Level: 5.4 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 20. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 11. Playing in sand: 2. Sitting: 5. Windsurfing: 2.


Cars/trucks parking: 5. RVs/Buses parking: 1.

Notable Wildlife

a few gulls sitting

Driftline Content

Shells, Wood pieces.

Natural Changes

Erosion of vegetated foredune.

Actions & Comments

Necanicum River continues straightening out taking more of the Gearhart side bluff with it.

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Mile 324

August 2, 2023

People enjoying the beach, nesting Snowy Plovers in distress, Juvenile Brown Pelicans learn about dogs;


Mile 324

July 31, 2023

Lots of birds observed: Osprey - 2 fishing at mouth of estuary; one adult and one juvenile Adult Bald Eagle resting on north end of Necanicum SpitSnowy Plover flying around estuary island acting distressed with a loose Jack Russel Terrier in the vicinity of Nest 7A


Mile 324

July 29, 2023

New flock of Brown Pelicans at mouth of estuary along with some Canada Geese, seagulls and Caspian Terns were disturbed several times before relocating to sandbar surrounded by water;Snowy Plover disturbed on island between Necanicum River and Neawanna Creek by two people tidepooling;Tour Helicopter flew over five separate times twice low enough (though probably not illegal) to disturb two Bald Eagles and two Osprey hunting in estuary;Small structure built of driftwood still on the Necanicum Spit being used as shelter;


Mile 324

July 18, 2023


Mile 324

July 10, 2023

We saw lots of dead crabs, some kelp and algae on the surfline, and some driftwood.

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Mile 324

August 4, 2022

My morning walk began gloriously with the sun peaking through the clouds and chirping birds flitting through the dune grasses.


Mile 324

July 9, 2022

Two Snowy Plovers seen with eggs at nests within protected sites.


Mile 324

July 8, 2022

Beautiful clear day, moderate amount of human activity; two Snowy Plovers seen in newly designated protected areas exhibiting nesting behavior; one harbor seal pup on the rocks of the Necanicum Inlet Island; numerous seagulls and terns along with a few cormoronts; The amount of fireworks debris, burned logs, and styrofoam at the waterline is disheartening.