Mile Report Browser

Your selections won’t take effect until you press the Apply button; then they will stay in effect until you Apply new selections or press the Reset button.
Mile Observer Date Summary Photos
198 bahngarten 12/08/2019

Calm,cloudy beach, light breeze from SW. Few seagulls in distance. Crab parts, shells and pebbles at drift line,  We did pick up  some bottle rocket, roman candle debris, otherwise clean beach.

 

View full report
0
289 ollikainen 12/05/2019

This survey was all about the jelly fish that covered the most recent wrack areas.  The jelly fish were found on the entire 4.5 mile spit.  This was our first survey since the beach restrictions were lifted.  During nesting season, dogs are prohibited even on leash.  We feel guilty leaving our dog at home so I've decided not to survey when the beach is restricted.  This mile is remote, and there probably isn't any enforcement.  So there is a very likely chance that not all the other visitors with dogs would comply.

View full report
3
8 lovlielovie 12/05/2019

Calm, low tide. Hazy air from local controlled burns. Quiet Thursday for Harris Beach. Really not much to report. Debris was minimal, I expected more since the Bomb Cyclone was just last week. 

View full report
6
7 lovlielovie 12/05/2019

This was a relatively uneventful beach day on South Harris Beach. I was expecting more drift and erosion issues post-Bomb Cyclone. It was beautiful outside but the air was a little hazy with smoke from controlled burns in the area. Mellow December Thursday for sure. 

View full report
5
247 jayenhollytag 12/03/2019

Overall, Mile 247 continues to be an an exceptionally clean, pristine beach, owing largely to its remote location.  In addition to what was noted above, we saw two dead seals or sea lions and about a dozen or so live harbor seals at the north end of the beach on the south bank of the Salmon River. Although this is a very clean beach, close examination of the high tide line did disclose a large number of tiny pieces of plastic, as well as a few sectons of rope and one float.  The cage we had seen the last time, which WestWind was using to try to capture a stray dog, is no longer there.  We have learned that the dog was captured.  This beach is in generally fine condition.

View full report
3
300 llucaskmehra 12/01/2019

Rainy day so fewer people on this holiday weekend Sunday. Friday was sunny and more than 200 people and their dogs were enjoying - walking, running, exercising dogs, throwing footballs, kites, surfing, a few splashing in the water.

No animals other than one flock of birds on Sunday - a group of sandpipers - maybe a "bind," a "contradiction," a "fling," a "hill," or a "time-step." 

View full report
3
196 Pardiatthebeach 11/30/2019

Recent king tides have swept in and left the beach relatively bare.  Not much wrack left behind and minimal debris on beach. Lots of people since it is the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

View full report
2
101 beachnut 11/29/2019 DISPATCH

A dead harbor seal occupied the mid-tidal area several yards south of the 8th St. stairs but not as far as the Coquille Point pass to Elephant Rock. No injuries were apparent except for pecked-out eyes and blood below the jaw. I sent 2 photos to Jim Rice and filed a Stranding Report.

View full report
0
220 DKPowell 11/27/2019 DISPATCH

A cloudy day, although tide slightly less than yesterday by 0.1 foot it was further up my usual entrance of beach.

View full report
5
238 Cathy238 11/27/2019

Very high tides recently are dangerous, with sneaker waves running up across the beach to the rocks quite rapidly. No access on beach through much of Mile 238. Some unofficial accesses are usable (at lot #281 and at Beach Grass Lane) but some are not usable and quite dangerous (#50A, Circle Road and lot #333).

 

View full report
0
220 DKPowell 11/26/2019 DISPATCH

A drizzly day for King Tides--Hatfield reported over an inch of rain for the day

View full report
4
325 dicknfamily 11/26/2019

Several mushrooms species in the dune forest area immediately east of the Mile 325. See photos.

View full report
7
239 ORbeach 11/23/2019

Calm, mostly sunny day.  A few people out on the beach, walking or looking for agates near low tide.  Almost no trash.  There were no harbor seals in their usual resting place at the tip of the Salishan Spit; two were spotted in the rivermouth.  This has happened before - I'm sure they will be back.

View full report
4
184 simmonsk 11/22/2019

On this beach walk, I noted a great deal more of plastic debris towards the north end of the beach.  The pieces were larger than previously noted in other mile reports I have documented.  This was the fewest amount of people I've documented on this beach, especially given the good weather and lower tide.  New rock formations continue to be uncovered with the higher tides.  There were also lots of pieces of jellyfish in the debris line.  

View full report
4
214 PCTronquet 11/22/2019

A beautiful morning on South Beach, with few people, and hundreds of jelly fish washed up with the evening tide from the night before.  Counted 31 Snowy Plover hanging out on Mile 214

View full report
3
339 edjoyce 11/20/2019

Everything looked normal for this time of year.

View full report
3
325 dicknfamily 11/17/2019 DISPATCH

Sea lion or large seal carcass on Gearhart beach between D Street trail and Pacific Way trail. See attached photo.

View full report
1
101 GarrettSEA 11/16/2019

Nice day on the beach, saw a few gulls and comorants, heard but not see BOC's.  Most impressive find was the Red Footed Bobby or what appears to be one, picture included.

View full report
3
217 malachite 11/15/2019 DISPATCH

I took more photos of underside & tail of Pacific Ray (tentative ID) then I uploaded.   Will send to anyone who can confirm ID if more anatomical information is needed to confirm ID.

View full report
3
217 malachite 11/14/2019 DISPATCH

Tentative ID of a pacific ray on the beach lying in run off stream that, according to linked Google map segment, that is located a little north of NW 20th in Newport, OR.    I've walked on beaches often for many years in on this part of the coast, not seen one washed up on the beaches before, thought its presence worth noting.   Measured approximately 45" at widest point, unable to measure length.    ID'd by viewing online photos & descriptions for skates & rays found in the northeastern Pacific Ocean.   If I can get there tomorrow, will count the teeth & take a few photos.

View full report
0
308 John Markham 11/13/2019 View full report 0
220 DKPowell 11/11/2019

A nice evening--mid 50's, setting up of a good sunset. The sand is still on the beach, with winter decrease still to come.

 

 

View full report
11
220 Hillsideshack 11/11/2019

Beautiful sunny day on 220. Amazing to see the big chunks of rock/bluff/hillside continuing to fall onto the beach. 3 long black pipes are sticking out of the bluff (not further out than they had been previously). The substation project appears to be going full force, road has been widened and the bottom of the valley is remarkably changed. 

View full report
4
210 mrkopplin 11/10/2019

A warm, calm day for mid-November. Beach was very clean and smooth with very little along high tide line. We found no plastic or other garbage.

View full report
2
235 KWelsh 11/07/2019

A great day along Mile 235 on the Oregon Coast, especially for rock and shell hunters taking advantage of low tide. 

View full report
2
189 gailrobbw 11/07/2019

The beach looked very clean today, save for one loose buoy floating in the surf of North Neptune parking area, and one buoy with ropes tangled around log on shore in that same general area.  Unable to reach these to clean out.  There was new spray painted graffiti near Gwynn Creek culvert (big smile faces like what we had recorded in last report), and on Cummins Creek Bridge.

View full report
5
214 AnnaB 11/07/2019

It was a calm sunrise at South Beach this morning. I saw some jellyfish washed up along the drift line from the last high tide as well as strands of bull kelp.

View full report
0
213 PaulJulia 11/05/2019

A very cold, foggy windy day.  A new sign at Surfland's access to beach warning about slippery mud.  Probably put there after accidents.  It can be hard to use that access due to rocks and large concrete blocks. 

View full report
4
271 yakinsea 11/05/2019

Many gulls, and a few miscillaneous birds, most notably a pair of peregrine falcons (one dive-bombing a smaller one until the small one dropped the bird it had). Others included western grebes, murres, auklets and cormorants.  No mammals sighted.  Huge number of small green anemonies just below waterlind mid-tide, which I haven't seen before.

View full report
0
227 heidilvz 11/04/2019

Overall there has been few noticable changes since the last visit and the mile appears to have had light use. An additional fire pit in the rocks at point 2 and a new trail was observed halfway down the trail from the quarry pullout to point 4. The trail sidehills in a northerly direction to the grove of trees (see photo). Existing trails appear to have light to medium use and people tend to stay on them. The fire ring at point 5 was gone this visit and the vegetation is recovering. There were 2 women and a child sitting in the tree stand enjoying the day. The area was free of litter. I observed 6 Gulls on the rocks and 4 Cormorants floating in the water.

View full report
1
253 neskowinwatcher 11/03/2019

Cloudy day, Temp mid 50's  light winds.  Tide ( 6.4) was almost high. 

6 people 1 dog on the beach.  2 adults tending a small beach fire.

beach was very clean, wrack line was insignificant,  no dead birds.

Hawk Creek cafe was moderately busy.

View full report
4
198 bahngarten 11/03/2019

51' foggy day, moderate winds from NW. 6 people on beach, 2 biking, 4 walking, 2 dogs. clean beach, with pebbles, some crab molt and shell pieces present at tideline. Wildlife- few gulls, about 30-40 sandpipers at tideline( probable Western and sanderlings) moving away from observers. preventing definite ID. Of note were fresh tractor and tire impressions from Beachside state park S. almost to big Creek. Over the past 14 years. we have occasionally reported an old vehicle at very low tides, buried in sand, upside down, exposing axles and tires in late fall when sand has been scoured. It appears that this vehicle has been removed- and it is noted that this vehicle has very recently been reported on Yachats community facebook page.

View full report
0
293 stu and barb 11/03/2019

Nothing extraordinary today, but picked up more stuff than anticipated...lots of cans and bottles, numerous pieces of yellow plastic rope, a few beach balls and toys, and some styrofoam.

View full report
1
246 gianna70 11/03/2019

Human impacts observed included rock-hounding, vehicle tire tracks, and large plastic marine debris items.

View full report
4
116 alaingamerica 11/01/2019

Nice day at the beach. Not many vistors despite the fair weather. Saw lots of crab shells in the wrack line. Not sure if it's a molt. See pix. Tide higher than when I normally visit.

View full report
3
99 tbowspencer 10/31/2019

A beautiful, brisk Fall day on Mile 99, with very few people. There were still sand dunes along the beach from summer winds, and no signs of additional bluff erosion since last report. As has been the case for the past several weeks on Bandon beaches,  more than usual (9) dead Rhinoceros Auklets were present along the high tide line. COASST representatives are aware of this trend.

View full report
5
183 Sandy Watch 10/29/2019

More graffiti on rocks and under bridge.

Someone has used a chainsaw to cut up a large logs/driftwood.

Looks like someone might be camping/living at the rock Creek parking area.

View full report
4
59 Bob Ivey 10/28/2019 View full report 0
143 kmwifish 10/28/2019

We saw 5 other humans (2 when we started walking south and 3 when we returned) and one dog, besides we two and our dog.  They were all walking on the beach, but none went very far (it was a chilly, windy, sunny day).  Most humans who come to Umpqua Dunes stay on the dunes, racing around on their infernal ATVs. 

One small dead crab, some crab legs/claws/shells, many dead sand dabs (not sure what their proper name is: the little oblong crab-types who bury themselves in the sand).

Physical changes included new logs/tree root balls washed up on the beach.  One human-built lean-to, made of driftwood pieces; on the beach, near the bluff.

View full report
0
21 PaulSherman 10/27/2019

It was a beautiful sunny, warm windy day.  I walked south along the beach all the way to the massive rocks at the boundary of the USFWS refuge at Crook Point.  The tide was low (-0.4) and the exposed rocks were covered with massive populations of acorn and gooseneck barnacles, bay and surf mussels, and green anemones; sea palms and other algae were scattered amongst the animal life.  The highlight for me was seeing that the sea star population has rebounded in this area.  In 1/2 hour I counted 87 ochre stars, mostly orange-colored, with a few purple-colored individuals interspersed.  In terms of avifauna, I saw 2 pairs of oystercatchers, 3 turkey vultures, multiple western gulls, and a peregrine falcon. Regarding mammals, I saw a harbor sea just beyond the breakers, and tracks of grey foxes along with their excavations were visible above the tide line.

View full report
0
221 KathyLJ 10/27/2019

The sand is starting to wash away and some rocks that haven't been seen since July are beginning to reappear. The large kelp tangles of a couple weeks ago are gone and there was not much in the driftline but eelgrass and dead mole crabs. The beach is flat and the sand is hard packed up to the cliff bottom in most places. Some minor rockslides and cliff erosion from all the recent rains.  This is my first trip to this beach since the high waves and tides of 10 days ago. I removed 20 plastic bottles including 4 with labels with Asian characters. Also removed several pieces of nylon & marine rope, styrofoam, pieces of plastic, bottle caps, food wrappings and a fishing float.   

View full report
0
244 garretta 10/25/2019 DISPATCH

Large, 4' to 5' diameter heavy equipment tire on beach in front of Chinook Winds ramp access. Photo attached. 

View full report
1
280 angelaarena 10/24/2019

Clear and warm. Very few people out. Watched the sunset. Saw one fishing boat at mouth of bay.

View full report
2
262 Linda Fink 10/24/2019

Nice day with few people, no major problems

View full report
4
48 alaingamerica 10/23/2019 DISPATCH

Took a short walk on the beach and found 10 "intact" beached birds, most likely Common Murres. (no gloves!)

View full report
0
245 TerryH 10/23/2019 DISPATCH

Score!  I was checking out the numerous kelp piles when I came upon a Finders Keepers float in blue/green Seahawks colors.   Nice day with about 20 people on the beach, 6 dogs.  I counted 10 dead seabirds, all common murres except 1 seagull.  

View full report
2
184 simmonsk 10/23/2019

The large sand drift observed last month mid beach is gone with the higher tides.  Lots more rocks and rock formations exposed. One of the larger rocks down the beach is halfway covered with sand. Waterfall on cliffside mid beach is flowing fast.  Observed sea stars again on large rock formation in middle of beach.  Lots of tidepools on north end of beach observed crabs and anenomes.  

View full report
5
180 lectricriderone 10/23/2019 DISPATCH

Snowy Plover and Seagulls look happy.  No recent slides visible.   8 cars in the pullout.  

View full report
3
181 lectricriderone 10/23/2019

It was all quiet along mile 181 today.  Few people and almost no trash to be found.  Sand: clean..Water: clear, Birds: appear well fed.  Sand level high.  No dunes.  Blowout Creek water level is low.  

View full report
4
339 edjoyce 10/23/2019 DISPATCH

All looked about the same as last month.

View full report
1
274 rogans 10/22/2019

After days of rain the skies cleared providing a sunny afternoon on the beach.

View full report
0
222 KathyLJ 10/22/2019 DISPATCH

This was my first trip to this beach in over a week. The rain and high waves caused some minor cliff erosion and the sand is packed up to the cliff.  I removed 21 plastic bottles about half of which had been piled up by the cliffs by someone else. Also found several bottle caps and other small pieces of plastic. No other types of debris found. 

View full report
0
171 oldMGguy 10/19/2019

Another nice Saturday afternoon for a stroll on Heceta Beach!  Lots of visitors out watching the big waves roll in, with the occasional "sneaker wave" chasing tourists (and me) up to higher ground.  The wrack line contained lots of greenish-pale beige sea foam (photo), bits of palm kelp, surf grass, and numerous smashed pieces of reddish "Sea Nettle" jelly.  Only a few sanderlings were feeding in the outwash today, with the occasional harbor seal feeding further out in the surf.

View full report
1
340 edjoyce 10/18/2019 DISPATCH

All looked the same.

View full report
3
254 Neskowin254 10/17/2019

Report filed during a very high tide (see photos)

View full report
4
203 JLcoasties 10/13/2019

Human activity - 24 people and 7 dogs.  15 people walking, 4 playing in the sand, 2 sitting and 3 surfing.

Shoreline wildlife - 5 dead birds. 4 birds can not be identified due to the condition of the carrcases, the 5th bird can be identified but we do not know the species.  Picture attached.

Physical changes - there is new plant growth growing out toward the ocean in many places along the whole mile.  Picture attached.

View full report
2
237 Walden 10/13/2019

I observed fewer people and dogs than on any other previous walk, but more natural debris than at any other time. Surprising, because the weather was nice and it wasn't yet the stormy time of the year. Debris was washed up all the way to the top of the beach, also not typical.

View full report
0
198 bahngarten 10/13/2019

Cloudy still morning, 8 people 2 dogs walking beach.  Few western gulls and crows foraging. Small pebbles, crab parts and shells at low tide line. Of note is a new home ( frame at this time) being built about 100 ft. south of boundary of Beachside State park campground. It is about 50-75 feet back of beach, in sandy grassy foredune, and about 12 feet above beach level. It certainly is in the Tsunami zone, and doesn't not appear to have modifications  at ground level for winter storm surges, which in the past have reached this area( in our experience)..

View full report
0
248 Dr Kayak 10/11/2019

Notable birds:  rhinoceros auklets, red-necked grebe, and harlequin duck.

View full report
0
193 SKMacK 10/11/2019

There were few people out this morning as the sun was peeking over the mountains. Mile 193 south of the Yachats River looked about the same with regard to erosion. North of the river, Ocean View drive has been repaved and made one-way from 7th to 2nd street with a pedestrian pathway on the ocean side because of signifcant erosion that has occurred and has been documented in past reports.  See https://yachatsnews.com/ocean-view-drive-paving-project-will-take-place-thursday-and-friday-sept-5-6/. I did see a large block of sandstone that had fallen near the riprap between 7th and 5th street, which may or may not be new (see photo). A dead bird was on the beach south of the river just near marker 77 (see photo-please identify if possible). An individual was flying a drone over the beach from the edge of the parking lot at Yachats State Park, an activity which might potentially disturb birds. There is a tiny moveable house parked on the grass at the State Park as well. 

 

 

 

View full report
5
154 Eugene Hikers 10/10/2019

Four Eugene Hikers parked in Tahkenitch Campground parking lot, hiked Dunes Trail, and entered beach at Emergency Sign #115.  One other car observed at start and one truck observed upon leaving parking lot.  Hikers backtracked for their return and were on Mile 154 from about 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.  It was a beautiful, calm, sunny day (65 degree temp).  No other people or dogs and fewer than 10 gulls observed.  There was a little dried seaweed, many crab molt and few other shells, a few small jellyfish.  Eugene Hikers collected a full sack of debris/litter from the south of Mile 154 beach (area where motor vehicles permitted) including a boot, shoes, large plastic piece, styrofoam, 15 plastic water bottles, glass bottles, car bumper piece, rope (from boat/ship), small wood pieces (from a dock?).  

View full report
1
214 AnnaB 10/09/2019

It was quiet at sunset on the beach this evening. The beach was relatively clean of debris and the waves were calm. The stream down at the south end of the mile has dried up. I've been noticing more poles erected in random spots on the beach. Is this something people just do for fun? I don't remember seeing any last year.

View full report
3
206 shelgeson 10/09/2019

Overall, beautiful day on Mile 206. I enjoy seeing my mile through the seasons and becoming more familiar with it. 

View full report
3
243 garretta 10/07/2019

Lovely, quiet October Monday morning. Recently there have been an increase in dead birds on the beach. Representative photo attached.

View full report
3
219 YHONA 10/06/2019

There were about 50 people exploring Cobble Beach: playing with children, taking pictures, looking through the wrack and shore line, and a couple surfers closer to Agate Beach. 13 birds along the cobbles, mostly cormorants with other unidentidfied species as well (too far along in decomposition for positive identification). Small and recent rockfalls have occured along the cliff face (most rocks about the size of an apple, with fewer larger rocks). 

View full report
0
223 adelmanc 10/06/2019

Photos show damage from erosion and vandalism. Also the dead bird that is possibly a Caspian Tern.

View full report
6
339 huisee 10/02/2019

More tire tracks than we have ever seen.

View full report
0
184 simmonsk 10/01/2019

More exposed stone fields on beach toward north end.  Large sand drift against cliff mid beach.  A few sea stars visible from the shore on outlying rocks.  Debris line to the south of stairs has lots of plastics.

View full report
5
101 GarrettSEA 09/30/2019

Nice morning for a beach walk, not much to report, only one dead bird (murre) , picked up a few pices of plastic trash but not much, gulls, cormorrants, geese  and a couple BOC's were the only wildlife we noticed.

View full report
1
290 Foxglove290 09/30/2019

End of summer,  Not much in the way of driftwood left on the beach(campers burn it thru the summer).  The beach was carn clean being it was just a week ago the SOLVE did the fall beach clean-up. 5 dead birds is a concern, I am cusrious as to why?  

View full report
5
286 kunkelwa 09/29/2019 View full report 0
197 mudslide 09/28/2019

A beautiful warm windless sunny morning on the beach, enjoyed by about 25 adults; 7 kids; and 11 dogs, 3 leashed, 8 running free. The wrack line consisted chiefly of crab parts. At a couple of spots the wrack lay right at the base of the bluff. One large chunk of bluff has come down recently, and certain of the narrow clayey layers are continuing to decay. Aside from a few small pieces of plastic and one bag of dog doo, the beach was clean. As some waves were already washing up to the base of the bluff 45 minutes before the predicted high tide, I turned around after walking about 2/3 of the mile. 

View full report
0
220 Hillsideshack 09/28/2019

The big tides have brought lots of bull kelp to 220 along with styrofoam pieces and a good length of fishing gear (ODFW tag # in photos). Counted at least 8 dead birds, I did not see tags on them yet. The black drainage pipes seem to continue to be eroding out of the bluff and I saw a few large cracks down the sandstone "wall" before the RV park steps. 

View full report
5
338 Randy and Beth 09/27/2019

Due to recent beach cleanup and minus tides, our beach mile was very clean. Only an occasional gull and the curlews for bird activity.

View full report
0
339 edjoyce 09/25/2019

All looked normal - very summery.

View full report
0
331 alkarbeck 09/23/2019

The beach was relatively clean with some scattered logs. There were many, many gulls on the beach and out onto the shoreline. Our furthest northern point on our mile was barricaded by military from Camp Rilea with orange cones, a jeep and two officers letting us know it was a "live fire rangers" activity! We could not travel beyond their barricade.

View full report
0
185 Lfleming 09/23/2019

It was a lovely sunny un-windy day.  People were sun bathing, agate hunting, meditating, and poking around on the beach.  There were not many birds, but we were surprised to see oyster catcheers cleaning themselves along with the gulls in the fresh water of Tenmile Creek.  We found three large ( 16") Moon Jellyfish on the sand and several smaller ones, all on the main beach.  Summer sand is still covering the cobbles so it was easy walking.  

View full report
1
245 gianna70 09/22/2019 DISPATCH

Dead baby marine mammal (seal or sea lion), reported.

View full report
2
255 bballentine 09/22/2019

Beach getting wider with change of season. When we started monitoring 7 years ago we would fill trash bags with styrofoam, glass and plastic bottles, flip flops and shoes, rope, shotgun shell casings, and other debris. We now find a few small plastic fragments and an occasional plastic bag. Beach is much cleaner now.

View full report
0
239 mlbutowitsch 09/21/2019

Large amount of squid eggs observed.  Otherwise typical contents of driftline.  No development threats observed.

View full report
0
246 gianna70 09/21/2019

SOLVE litter pick-up taking place.  A fissure appears to be developing at the base of a bluff.

View full report
8
309 cadonofrio 09/20/2019

Quite a few birds; most observed in the past few reports; lots of small wood at driftline; larger logs washed ashore.

View full report
1
226 gsmeyer 09/20/2019

A number of people were at the Lookout at the Otter Crest State Wayside observing the grey whale activity that could be seen below and to the west.  One close-in whale could be observed skimming along just under the surface of the calm water well before and after surfacing to breathe.  Otherwise, the most notable wildlife was pelicans on the large pyramidal rock previously mentioned.

View full report
0
292 andiburck 09/19/2019 View full report 2
285 Charyl285 09/19/2019 View full report 0
211 Chad101 09/19/2019

The contour of the beach has changed again so that there are numerous patches of standing water at the base of the embankment.  Despite this, and despite the increased amount of trash, it is still a lovely and relatively unfrequented beach.  The embankment continues to show signs of ongoing boulder falls and other erosion.

View full report
8
30 tree13tops 09/16/2019

It started out to be a sunny day, but while I was walking it started to rain hard.

View full report
0
307 Bald Eagle 09/16/2019

There were 10 people and 2 dogs walking on the beach.  They looked at the barnacles, muscles and anemonies at  Arch Cape.  There were 2 oyster catchers and 1 sand piper on the rocks by Arch Cape.  I saw one razor clam shell on the beach.  The beach was unchanged with nothing unusual to report other than the razor clam shell.

View full report
0
210 mrkopplin 09/15/2019

A long walk on a wet morning. Not many people out this day. Wind was calm although it was raining lightly. Surf was low. Have noticed more birds moving south over the last few days. Whether this is weather-related or migration or both, not sure. Certainly, this time of year we always see pelicans flying south, low over the water behind the surf. 

View full report
4
240 midnite5484 09/13/2019

At least one cormorant and one common murre were found in a weakened state and taken to a local "bird" man, Harry Dodson (who the Oregon aquarium suggested I call), for help. Though the cormorant didn't live to make it off the beach. 

Note: Oct. 11-12, ten - 14 dead common murres were seen washed up at the high tide line, in a range N and S of SW 35th Street, Lincoln City beach access.

View full report
1
100 NeeleyBlakely 09/12/2019

Due to change of flow of the Johnson Ck. and dune formation a nice lagoon has formed, that attracks many shorebirds including one Pelican.

View full report
0
100 Cynthia and Kevin 09/12/2019

Lovely day on the beach. All but two folks were enjoying a walk on the beach. Two were sunbathing on towels. Only two dogs running around off leash.  A lot of seagulls ( like 50) out of the water resting by Johnson Creek. Four dead birds observed along the driftline. Not much trash to pick up today.

View full report
0
297 NehalemBay 09/07/2019

This was a calm day, warm with big clouds.  The beach is long and flat now although the high wood has not been exposed yet.  The wrack is thick with seaweed in some areas.  There were two groups riding horses and a few other people walking, none with dogs.  However, there were some dog tracks coming over the dunes. The restriction on traveling above the high water line to protect snowy plover nesting is over as of the 15th.   Only one flock of shorebirds and a few gulls were seen.  Two carcasses were found, one a Rhinoseros Auklet, the other a Common Murre.  There was no human debris.

View full report
0
171 oldMGguy 09/06/2019

A nice quiet wind-free afternoon to stroll Heceta Beach after the summer crowds have dispersed.  A recently deceased yearling sea lion is on the beach about halfway between the jetty and Driftwood Shores Resort.  No obvious trauma beyond scavenger recycling.  The mile is coated with white octopus(?) egg clusters, apparently ripped free from their seabed attachment by the recent high surf on Tuesday.  Each individual egg is about 1-2" in length. 

In spite of the recent crowds of visitors, the beach is surprisingly clean of man-made debris.

View full report
3
295 martyandchuck 09/06/2019

Normal beach.  As usual, typical movement of sand that change the slope of the beach to the waterline.

View full report
0
182 mj6dolphin 09/05/2019

More people on the beach today.The sand has moved back in over the gravel beds. There are a lot of dead jellyfish in the wrack line. There is one large jellyfish a foot across.

View full report
0
274 rogans 09/05/2019

Today was a perfect beach day. Given that schools are now in session there were only 20 people on the beach either wallking or sunbathing. I picked up litter but given the busy laborday weekend there was less than I expected.

View full report
0
247 jayenhollytag 09/03/2019

We were informed by Westwind staff that a live trap had been set for a dog that had been roaming the beach for several months, living off a whale tale that had washed ashore. We saw the trap (see picture) but not the dog. We saw several dozen people access the beach from the Salmon River over the Labor Day weekend (we can see the beach from our home at Cascade Head Ranch), but the area was pristine with no signs of people having visited.

View full report
2
109 vineyardist 09/03/2019

Perfect weather, weekday, one day after holiday weekend. Quiet beach. No trash observed. Seven vehicles in parking lot upon arrival. Five when I left approximately 90 minutes later. Nobody was fishing, surfing, or otherwise playing in the water. Most folks walking dogs. Three vehicles observed driving on the beach (legal). Two people were rock hunting with pole devices. I spoke to them to determine what they were doing (I thought they may have been clamming). Beach was very clean. Limited washed ashore debris of shell casings, seaweed, wood. A couple of dead crabs. Bluffs looked healthy but there are a few bald spots near Five Mile Point. Minor to moderate rock sliding observed at the point. Only one access to this stretch of coast, which borders on two private properties, each owned by different business entities with the same contact person. Did not see any reason to contact owner. Graffiti observed on one of the monument rocks. Abundant driftwood. didn't appear to be any harvesting. Overall, a very healthy section of the coast.

View full report
5
23 Bob Harvey 09/02/2019

Shocker sound deposition is normal. Unusual to see two people surfing. Very unusual to find a decomposing seal. Very unusual to find a few dozen small desiccated jellies and one big one. Unidentified Critter on ceiling normally inaccessible cave.

View full report
8