Report Details

Birds spotted included numerous Rhinoceros auklets and two Black oystercatchers, along with gulls.

Human Activities

Number of people: 3. Number of dogs: 1. Walking or running: 3. Access to this mile is through Humbug Mt. State Park campground which was half full (estimated 12-15 vehicles)

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 10. RVs/Buses parking: 5.

Notable Wildlife

Numerous gulls on beach; two Black oystercatchers on a rock; many Rhinoceros auklets in ocean.

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 3. One large immature gull; one wing and rib cage (maybe surf scoter); one head only (loon species?).

Driftline Content

Seaweeds and seagrass, Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Small rocks.

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Mile 45

May 13, 2023

I just discovered this little beach while camping at Humbug.

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Mile 45

January 19, 2020

No unusual events or observations to report.

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Mile 45

November 14, 2017

Some erosion near large drainage pipe from highway.

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Mile 45

February 17, 2016

One of the crab pots found earlier this month (previous report) was removed from the beach and is now at the trail head to the beach on Humbug Mountain State Park.

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Mile 45

February 7, 2016

Quiet beach with no visitors; rare wildlife: single foraging black oystercatcher and a few gulls.

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Mile 45

November 11, 2015

Very quiet beach with no human activity noted except for one set of footprints.

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Mile 45

September 6, 2015

Beach was clean despite obvious human activities and full adjacent campground.

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Mile 45

July 5, 2015

Adjacent campground full; evidence of previous day(s)'s beach activities with some leftover debris (cans, bottles, candy wrappers).

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