MCAS CBC - Downloads

Forms and Checklists

The following PDF and DOCX files will download to your computer when you click on a link.

SECTOR DESCRIPTIONS (.pdf) or (.docx)
Printable descriptions of each MCAS CBC sector and what species to look for once you're there.
You can also use the online "clickable" MCAS CBC Sector Map.

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 2017. Please do NOT use a checklist you might have that is dated prior to 2016.

RARE BIRD REPORT FORM (.pdf) or (.docx)
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.

2017 TARGET BIRD SPECIES* to watch for on count day (.pdf) or (.docx)
* Last updated 12/15   CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.
This is a heads-up list of birds that have been spotted recently, and that may be present on count day.
Suggest printing and taking along 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.

Maps

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)
Android - (Google Play)