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County Statistics
Current county list: 454
Top county lister: 399 (Guy McCaskie; 88%)
Top Big Year: 306 in 1990 (Robert L. McKernan)
Top Big Day: 199 on 26 Apr 2003 (T. Easterla, S. Rovell, J. Sterling, S. Terrill)
"Best Bird": Wedge-tailed Shearwater (31 July 1988 north end Salton Sea)
Close second: Common Black-Hawk (13 Apr 1985 Thousand Palms Oasis)
Contenders: Yellow-billed Loon, Cook's Petrel, Spotted Redshank, American Woodcock
Compiler for North American Birds:
John F. Green
3120 Mount Vernon Ave.
Riverside CA 92507-3140
bewickwren@earthlink.net
Statistics late updated 11/07; see "explanations of county statistics" for details. Thank you to Stephen J. Myers, Guy McCaskie, John Sterling, Scott Terrill, and John Green for supplying some of the information here.

Bird Clubs
Pomona Valley Audubon Society
San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society

Birding Sites
Inland Counties Birding Map - Tom Benson's Guide
Pomona Valley Birding Locations
Riverside County Regional Parks
Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
San Jacinto Wildlife Area
Santa Rosa Wildlife Area
Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve
Lake Perris State Recreation Area
Dos Palmas Preserve
Coachella Valley Preserve
Coachella Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Palms to Pines Scenic Byway
Joshua Tree National Park
Anza-Borrego State Park
Bradshaw Trail
Motte Rimrock Reserve
Emerson Oaks Reserve
Box Spring Reserve
San Jacinto Mountains Reserve
Boyd Deep Canyon Research Center
State Parks

Other Birding Resources
Southeast California Rare Bird Alert
Southern California Birding Field Trips Calendar - Compiled by Steve Sosensky
Avifauna of the Salton Sea
Birds of the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan
Coachella Valley Wild Bird Center
Checklist of Thousand Palms Oasis
Checklist of Joshua Tree National Park
San Bernardino National Forest
Cleveland National Forest
Inland County Birds - Mailing List

Recommended References
Birds of the Salton Sea - Univ. Calif. Press. (2003)
Birds of the Lower Colorado River Valley - Univ. Ariz. Press (1991)

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