Contra Costa County (CC) 
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County Statistics 
Current county list: 356
Top county lister: 326 (Bob Richmond; 92%) 
Top Big Year: 247 in 2008 (Denise Wight) 
Top Big Day: 170 on 21 Apr 2007 (Steve Glover, John Luther, Frances Oliver) 
"Best Bird": Field Sparrow (4 Jan-12 Apr 1994, Hidden Lakes Park, Martinez)
Contenders: Dusky Warbler, Black-headed Gull (1st CA record in Jan 1954), Baikal Teal, summering Worm-eating Warbler
Compiler for North American Birds: Logan Kahle
Statistics last updated 1/09; see "explanations of county statistics" for details. Thank you to Steve Glover and Bob Richmond for supplying some of the information here.

Bird Clubs
Mount Diablo Audubon Society
Central Valley Bird Club

Birding Sites
Guide to Finding Birds in Contra Costa County - Contributed by Steve Glover; updated 1 June 2002
East Bay Birding Hotspots - Google Map
Mount Diablo State Park
East Bay Regional Parks - Interactive map
San Francisco Bay Trail - Interactive map
Birding the San Francisco Bay Trail - pdf map and birding sites.
Birding the Carquinez Loop Trail - pdf map and birding sites.
Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve
McNabney Marsh
Richmond Waterfront
Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline
Hidden Lakes Park
Lafayette & San Pablo Reservoirs
Lower Sherman Island
Point Edith Wildlife Area
State Parks

Other Birding Resources
East Bay Bird Sightings
Contra Costa Breeding Bird Atlas
Livermore Birds - Seasonal Abundance Graphs and Location Checklists (By Art Edwards) Revised December 12 2007
WingBeats - Bob Lewis's site.
Denise Wight's Birding Pages
Wild Bird Center Walnut Creek
Wild Birds Unlimited Pleasant Hill
Flying Emu Software, Moraga -- Checklists, Free Breeding Bird Atlas Software, etc.
The Birds of Mount Diablo's Chaparral by Kevin Hintsa
Lindsay Wildlife Museum Walnut Creek
San Francisco Bay Hemispheric Reserve
Checklist of the Birds of Contra Costa County - by Steve Glover
Checklist of John Muir National Historic Site
Endangered Species

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