Few counts were conducted during the long, hot summer of 1989. The beaches were crowded with tourists and few NSO participants felt for walking along the tideline for other reasons than a bath. On the mainland coast of Noord-Holland, Larus-gulls were most numerous, with the Herring Gull predominating. Oiled specimens were recorded rarely. Two Gannets were found entangled in nylon thread (juvenile, July) and fish net (immature, June). The odd Fulmars were found in July.