Sector 44

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.

Elfin Forest / Estuary

Audubon Overlook - Scan bay (scope manditory) from overlook watching for geese, Blue-winged Teal, Eurasian Wigeon, Semipalmated Plover, and Short-billed Dowitcher (mellow 'tu-tu-tu' call, not the harsh 'keek' of Long-billed). Watch for Sora, Virginia Rail, and Swamp Sparrow in reeds below.

Residential Streets - Check through sparrow flocks. Investigate areas where groups of trees are found, especially flowering eucalyptus.

Elfin Forest - Walk this area. Scan the bay from the two wood deck overlooks. The 13th Street deck is usually best and a scope is essential. Watch for Merlin and for Short-eared Owl during the day and at dusk.

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