Sector 16

Christmas Bird Count Sector Map

The following is a listing of key locations within this sector that may be the most productive based on past experience. Also noted are species that are hard to find within the count circle and are possible within the habitat of this sector. Please don't limit census to just the areas mentioned, but consider them the most important. Cover as much of the sector as your time and energy allows. Remember, if your party splits or moves to another sector, please begin a new field card. Any constructive comments about this sector would be appreciated (e.g., too big or small, access problem, additional key locations). Please note actual areas covered. Also note contacts for entrance onto private property.

Foothill Sector

Check drainage that winds its way east on south side of Foothill and then turns south through residential neighborhood and into Brizzolara Creek.

Check north of foothill around school and any eucalyptus stands for tanagers and orioles. Pre-scout to determine most productive areas.

Check the park on Cuesta Street and Bishop's Peak School.

Check pepper trees on hillside of Cerro San Luis Obispo for sapsuckers from southern end of Hill Street.

Check Bishop Peak Trail that starts from the northern end of Patricia Drive - a Sage Thrasher was here once.

Check hillsides and neighborhoods at west end of Highland Drive - Painted Redstart and White-breasted Nuthatch have been found in this area.

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