Sector 39

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.

Chorro Willows / Chorro Creek

Chorro Willows - Gated entrances into this large willow complex are at two locations along South Bay Blvd. One is .25 mile south of Quintana Road and the other is .15 mile south of State Park Road (no parking here). Another access is off of Quintana Road approximately .45 mile east of South Bay Blvd. Good idea to wear boots to allow walking in creek as that is the easiest way to get around. Check mixed flocks for unusual species: Long-eared Owl, Solitary Vireo, and warblers such as Nashville, Black-throated Gray, and Wilson's have been found here. Look for Stellar's Jay, Varied Thrush, and Green Heron. Check as much of creek as possible (walk along fields if no boots).

Fields - Check for sparrow and pipit flocks. Watch for White-throated and Swamp sparrow, and raptors. Check around trailer park, residences, and eucalyptus groves for hummingbirds, tanagers, and orioles.

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