Sector 36

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.

Baywood / Los Osos Streets

Primary goal is to walk and drive streets checking feeders, pines, and other plantings. Sought after species include Red-breasted, White-breasted, and possibly Pygmy nuthatch. Check mixed flocks of Chestnut-backed Chickadee and Bushtit for unusual warblers such as Hermit, Black-throated Gray, and Wilson's. Check sparrow flocks for unusual species.

Check concentrations of pines such as those between Grocery Outlet and Ralph's markets.

Check doves for White-winged Dove.

South Bay Community Park - Check for sparrows. Check willow patch in open area northwest of park and coastal scrub around willows.

Also check scrub across South Bay Blvd from Los Osos Jr. High.

Los Olivos Ave. - Check willows near Mountain View Dr. and other patches nearby. Watch for Wilson's Warbler.

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