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County Statistics
Current county list: 433
Top county lists: 406 David Suddjian; 356 Steve Gerow; 351 Roger Wolfe; 342 Earl Lebow; 339 Lois Goldfrank
Top Big Year: 316 in 2009 (David Suddjian) 
Top Big Day: 166 on 28 Apr 2012 (John Garrett, Alex Rinkert and Christian Schwartz) 
Top 5 Birds: Great-winged Petrel (18 Sep 2010), Brambling (15 Dec 1990-16 Feb 1991 Santa Cruz);  Dusky Warbler (14-22 Oct 1997 and 16-18 Oct 2008 Antonelli Pond, and 24 Oct 1997 Bethany Curve Park, Santa Cruz), Yellow Wagtail (4-6 Sep 1983 Younger Lagoon), Yellow Rail (25 Oct 2003 Harkins Slough)
Compiler for North American Birds: Steve Gerow
Statistics last updated 01/11; see "explanations of county statistics" for details. Thank you to Jeff Davis, David Suddjian, and Roger Wolfe for supplying some of the information here.

Bird Clubs
Santa Cruz Bird Club

Birding Sites
A Guide to Birding in Santa Cruz County
Northern Santa Cruz County Birding Site Guide
Birding Hotspots- Cindy Cummings
Wetlands of Watsonville
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary- Interactive map
Rancho Del Oso
Neary Lagoon Wildlife Refuge
Santa Cruz County State Parks
Natural Bridges State Beach
New Brighton State Beach
Pinto Lake
Seacliff State Beach
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
City of Santa Cruz Parks, Trails and Greenbelts

Other Birding Resources
Cindy Cummings's Birding Pages
Seabirds and Shorebirds of Monterey Bay by David Ainley and Scott Terrill
Long Marine Lab
Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Santa Cruz County Checklist by David Suddjian
Birds of U.C. Santa Cruz Arboretum
Bird Data Reports by David Suddjian
Endangered Species
Monterey Bay Birding Festival
Monterey Bay Birds Mailing List

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