Sector 40

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.

North Black Hill / Morro Bay Streets

Check back of Black Hill first. Recently the most active location has been in the pines just east of the Las Tunas and La Loma entrance trail. Look through pines for mixed flocks of chickadee, bushtit, kinglet, and warbler. Also check sparrow and junco flocks for unusual species or races, and sapsuckers.

Walk streets checking concentrations of pines for White-breasted, Red-breasted, and Pygmy nuthatch, Pine Siskin, and Golden-crowned Kinglet.

Watch for feeders where White-throated Sparrow may be found. Kings Ave., Kern Ave., Ridgeway St., and Piney Way should definitely be walked. Check feeders.

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