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Birding Statistics  
Current county list: 410
Top county lister: Jerry R. White 383 (93%) 
Top Big Year: 310 in 2010 (Jerry R. White)
Top Big Day: 167 on 30 Apr 2005 (C.E. Vaughn; G.E. Chaniot, R.J. Keiffer, J.R. White)  
"Best Bird": Shy Albatross (24 Aug 1999 ~ 9 nmi WSW of Pt. Arena)
Contenders: Streaked Shearwater (17 Aug 2002 off Ft. Bragg) 
Compiler for North American Birds: Robert J. Keiffer
P. O. Box 354 
Hopland CA 95449
Statistics last updated 3/11; see "explanations of county statistics" for details. Thank you to Jerry White, Bob Keiffer, and Kris K. Carter for supplying some of the information here.

Bird Clubs
Mendocino Coast Audubon Society, Fort Bragg
Peregrine Audubon Society, Ukiah

Birding Sites
Point Arena
MacKerricher State Park
Montgomery Woods Trail
Cabrillo Point Lighthouse
Jug Handle State Reserve
Russian Gulch State Park
Mendocino Headlands State Park
Ten Mile Coast Trail
Coastal Trail Sites
State Parks

Other Birding Resources
Recent Bird Sightings
Mendocino County Birding- Mailing List
Potter Valley Birds- Checklist by George Chaniot
Albion Field Station Birding Page including a Checklist
Endangered Species

Recommended References
A Guide to Finding Birds in Mendocino County, by Kris Carter
Northwestern California Birds 3rd ed (2005) by Stanley W. Harris, Humboldt State University Press.

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