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County Statistics
Current county list: 310  Top county lister: 255 (Kent Van Vuren; 83%) 
Top Big Year: 227 in 2003 (Kent Van Vuren) 
Top Big Day: 155 on 26 Apr 2003 (S. Glover, J. Luther, J. Lomax, K. Van Vuren) 
"Best Bird": Hudsonian Godwit (30-31 Aug 1983 east of Merced NWR)
Close second: Emperor Goose (Dec 1912 Ingomar & 1 Dec 1935 Gustine) 
Compiler for North American Birds:
Kent Van Vuren
26 Vista Drive
Salinas CA 93807 

Statistics last updated 8/04; see "explanations of county statistics." Thank you to Kurt Campbell, John Sterling, Kent Van Vuren, and Steve Glover for supplying some of the information here.

Bird Clubs
Central Valley Bird Club
Stanislaus Audubon Society

Birding Sites
Merced County Birding Sites
San Joaquin Valley Wildlife Areas - Map
Merced National Wildlife Refuge
San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Los Banos Wildlife Management Area
State Parks
San Luis Wildlife Management Area
North Grasslands Wildlife Management Area
San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge
Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area
Volta Wildlife Area

Other Birding Resources
Central Valley Bird Box - Transcripts
Grassland Environmental Education Center
Wild on Wetlands Festival
Merced County Checklist
San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex- Checklist


Please send corrections, additions or updates to Joe Morlan: jmorlan@ccsf.org
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