Sector 25

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.

Hollister Peak / Hwy 1

Stop along Hwy 1 where possible and scan open fields. Drive any access roads such as Canet Road and south Quintana Road to check around residences.

Attempt to gain access to Chorro Creek Ecological Reserve through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and cover as much as possible (walking - boots?). Watch for raptors and check sparrow flocks.

Look for mixed flocks along creek that may contain unusual species. Look through blackbird flocks for Tricolored or Yellow-headed Blackbird.

Listen for Canyon Wren below Hollister Peak.

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