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County Statistics 
Current county list: 466
Top county lister: 442 (Brian Daniels; 95%) 
Top Big Year: 322 in 1999 (Jim Pike) 
Top Big Day: 183* on 29 Apr 2000 (J. Green, W. Goechenhour, B. Mulrooney, M. Singer) 
"Best Bird": Ivory Gull (5 Jan 1996 Doheny SB)
Close second: White-tailed Tropicbird (24 May-23 June 1964 Newport Bay) 
Contenders: Red-legged Kittiwake, Couch's Kingbird, Nutting's Flycatcher 
Compiler for North American Birds: Ryan S. Winkleman
Statistics last updated 10/04; see "explanations of county statistics" for details. Thank you to Brian E. Daniels, Doug Willick, Guy McCaskie, Robb Hamilton, and Mark Singer for supplying some of the information here.

Bird Clubs
Sea and Sage Audubon Society, Irvine
Laguna Hills Audubon Society, Laguna Hills

Birding Sites
Local Birding Localities by Joel Weintraub
Good Birding Locations by Nancy Kenyon
San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary
Orange County Coast - maps
Huntington Central Park
Huntington State Beach
Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge
Upper Newport Bay
Dana Point Harbor
Doheney State Beach
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
Hellman Ranch Wetlands
Anaheim Bay
Bolsa Chica Wetlands
Huntington Wetlands
Santa Ana River
San Joaquin Marsh
Laguna Lakes
San Juan Creek
Ted Craig Regional Park
Peters Canyon Regional Park
Santiago Oaks Regional Park
O'Neill Regional Park
Featherly Regional Park
Irvine Regional Park
Aliso and Wood Canyon Wilderness Park
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
Thomas B. Riley Wilderness Park
Carbon Canyon Regional Park
State Parks
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Arroyo Trabuco

Other Birding Resources
Orange County Rare Bird Alert
Orange County Birding - Mailing List
Orange County RBA - Temporary photo site.
Orange County Birding Blog - Neil Gilbert
Joel Weintraub's Ornithology Gallery
Sea & Sage Audubon House
Starr Ranch Sanctuary
Natural History of Orange County
Orange County Zoo
Santa Ana Zoo
Birds of Orange County - Illustrated checklist
Orange County Checklist - Spreadsheet
Bolsa Chica - Birder's Guide
Endangered Species

Recommended References
The Birds of Orange County, California - Status and Distribution (1996) by Robb
Hamilton and Doug Willick
Atlas of Breeding Birds of Orange County (1997) by Sylvia Gallagher

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