Sector 45

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.

Sweet Springs / Baywood Park

Sweet Springs - Census west to Pine Ave. Watch and listen for Swamp Sparrow at lower pond and in marsh to the east. Scan through waterfowl watching for Clarks's Grebe, Eurasian Wigeon, Blue-winged Teal, Gadwall, Greater Scaup, Canvasback, and Redhead. Check shorebirds closely for Semipalmated Plover, Short-billed Dowitcher (mellow 'tu-tu-tu' call, not the harsh 'keek' of Long-billed), and Red Knot. Scrutinize gulls for Thayer's and Herring. Watch for Bald Eagle and Osprey.

Third and Pismo Streets - Ok to enter property. Look for unusual warblers, possibly White-throated or Swamp sparrows.

Baywood Streets - Check mixed flocks of chickadee and Bushtit for anything unusual.

Pasadena Ave Bay Access - Scan the bay for Clark's Grebe, Common Goldeneye, and terns (especially Royal or Caspian). Check the pines for unusual warblers.

Santa Lucia Ave - The 3rd Street bay access is a good location to scope from for waterfowl, shorebirds, gulls, and terns.

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