Morro Bay CBC - Downloads

Forms and Checklists

When you click on an MCAS (.pdf), (.docx) or MAP link below the file will automatically be downloaded to your computer AND (.pdf) files will also display in a new window.

Printable descriptions of each MCAS CBC sector and what species to look for once you're there.
You can also use the online "clickable" Morro Bay CBC Sector Map.

MCAS COUNT CHECKLIST (.pdf) or (.docx)
SUGGESTION: print page 1 of Count Checklist, turn the paper over to print page 2, then fold into a tri-fold list.
NOTE: This checklist is dated 08/30/2016 and it is still good for current year. Please do NOT use a checklist you might have that is dated prior to 2016.

Print this form to use for any bird reported that is not on the Count Checklist, or for Count Checklist birds that are marked with an asterisk.

This is a heads-up list of some rare or uncommon birds that have been seen during previous years within the count circle. Please notify your Area Leader if you see any of these species during count week or especially on count day.
SUGGESTION: print and take with you on count day.

Audubon's Guide to Christmas Bird Count party miles and hours (.pdf)
Detailed information about calculating miles and hours of observation: solo and in groups, in the field and at a bird feeder.

eBird's Counting 102--birds at feeders An article with tips for counting birds at your home feeders. May be useful to those counting their home feeders during the CBC.


(When you click on one of the two links below, the file will be downloaded for use with the appropriate app.)

Google Earth MCAS CBC circle map with sector descriptions (.kml)
Garmin MCAS CBC circle map with sector descriptions for your GPS unit (.gpx)

Smartphone Apps

(The following apps are not necessarily endorsed by MCAS.)

Count Circle ($2.99) - CBC mapping app

Find Count Circles across the United States, Canada, and beyond.

Count Circles are NOT divided into sectors, BUT your present location is indicated by a BLUE DOT so you can tell if you are still within the count circle (assuming you are GPS connected).

Download and open app, then select Lookup ➜ California and scroll down to find and click on Morro Bay (CAMR) or Carrizo Plain (CACP).

iPhone, iPad, iPod touch - (iTunes)
Android - (Google Play)

Audubon Birds (FREE!) -

Has eBird integration and field guides.

iPhone, iPad, iPod touch - (iTunes)
Android - (Google Play)

Audubon Birds California (FREE!) -

Has eBird integration and California field guides.

iPhone, iPad, iPod touch - (iTunes)
Not available for Android