Sector 3

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.

Cuesta Ridge

TV Tower Road is only access. Explore area by walking main road and abandoned side roads. Find old road down to rock quarry on west side of road. It is found about 20 yards south of area with metal pipe barrier. This is well past the first tower area near Botanical preserve where pipe barriers have also been constructed.

Throughout sector look and listen for Townsend's Solitaire, Mountain Quail, Band-tailed Pigeon, Mountain Chickadee, Western Tanager, Green-tailed Towhee, Sage Sparrow, and Cassin's Finch. All have been found on the ridge in winter.

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