Sector 8

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.

Cal Poly Campus

Walk the campus. All three species of sapsucker have been found in pepper tress in front of the library and along University Drive. Check lawns and hedge rows for sparrow flocks - White-throated and Harris's sparrows have been found on campus. Check pines behind the campus president's residence, alders around campus, and hillsides behind the student housing. Check all flowering eucalyptus for hummingbirds, warblers, Western Tanagers, and orioles.

Walk Stenner Creek and watch for sparrow flocks and unusual warblers. Check the water feature on the lawn by the business building (California Blvd) where Eastern Phoebe has been found.

Check the area around the church across the railroad tracks from the stadium on California Blvd.

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