Report Details

Many more birds than usual on our mile; streams of pelicans and cormorants cruising the water and several bald eagles eating on the carcass of a baby seal. We couldn't identify what had happened to the seal. We walked a ways with a group of boy scouts and leaders from Washington doing 50 miles total over a number of days. There was no manmade litter and driftwood is increasing over the last few visits.

Conditions

Temperature: 50 F. Cloud Cover: Cloudy. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: SW. Tide Level: 3.6 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 20. Number of dogs: 1. Other Activities: 1-beachcombing. There was a group of boy scouts and leaders from Washington walking 12 miles from the south jetty to Sunset Beach

Concerns

Apparent violations: a very clean beach.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 1. Cars/trucks on beach, allowed: 1.

Notable Wildlife

Large groups of pelicans, cormorants, seagulls, terns, several bald eagles

Stranded Marine Mammals

One dead baby seal was being eaten by crows and eagles/it was located near the water mid way on the mile

Actions & Comments

Finally a little driftwood is collecting on our mile.

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Mile 338

Clatsop Spit, Jetty Lagoon, Fort Stevens SP

March 31, 2024

Many folks enjoying a sunny Easter Sunday with mild wind and warm temperatures.

Beth Kandoll

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Clatsop Spit, Jetty Lagoon, Fort Stevens SP

January 1, 2024

A very clean mile on this sunny first day of the year 2024.

Beth E Kandoll

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Clatsop Spit, Jetty Lagoon, Fort Stevens SP

October 1, 2023

A beautiful clear blue sky and a mild windy day.

Randy and Beth

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Clatsop Spit, Jetty Lagoon, Fort Stevens SP

March 29, 2023

Probably the cleanest our mile has ever seemed with virtually no human debris to pick up on our walk back south.

Randy and Beth

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Clatsop Spit, Jetty Lagoon, Fort Stevens SP

January 1, 2023

A very quiet day on our beach mile with beach clean of debris/driftwood.

Randy and Beth

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Clatsop Spit, Jetty Lagoon, Fort Stevens SP

September 24, 2022

More people than we have experienced on mile 338 on this sunny autumn day with a bank of cirrhus clouds on the horizon.

Randy and Beth

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Mile 338

Clatsop Spit, Jetty Lagoon, Fort Stevens SP

June 27, 2022

Two notable things on our beach mile walk today.

Randy and Beth

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Clatsop Spit, Jetty Lagoon, Fort Stevens SP

March 19, 2022

Notably, very few birds.

Randy and Beth