Report Details

People and a few dogs were enjoying the beautiful sunny day. I saw the fewest dead birds I have seen on any of my Coast Watch visits to this area.The beach was very clean and smooth.

Conditions

Temperature: 68 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Calm/Light. Wind Direction: N. Tide Level: 3.0 feet.

Human Activities

Number of people: 25. Number of dogs: 6. Walking or running: 11. Surfing: 4. Other Activities: c. 10 on dock; discussing a boat. Some people were walking their dogs. All the fishing boats appeared to be on the dock at Port Orford; tide was too low for launching until later in the day or evening. Some cars were parked at the restaurant on the dock; people were inside but not counted in my report.

Vehicles

Cars/trucks parking: 25.

Notable Wildlife

cormorants, gull

Beached Birds

Total dead birds: 3. 1 Pacific loon1 Western gull (only partial carcass)1 with no head or feet; possibly a pigeon guillemot

Driftline Content

Shells, Wood pieces. Almost no litter; very clean beach

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Mile 49

November 24, 2023

Never seen so many dead birds on this small beach.

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Mile 49

August 18, 2023

Signs of fairly recent bonfires, about 4-6 different piles.

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Mile 49

May 13, 2023

All was quiet on the beaches.

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Mile 49

March 11, 2023

During a brief respite from rain, I found the Port busy withdrawing a boat from the harbor.

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Mile 49

November 18, 2022

A quiet, sunny day on the beach.

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Mile 49

August 20, 2022

It was a gorgeous day to be on the beach.

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Mile 49

May 4, 2022

The beach was very clean, no real wrack line.

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December 31, 2021

The beach was very clean.

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