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County Statistics 
Current county list: 505
Top 5 county lists: 485 (Guy McCaskie; 96%) 
Top Big Year: 368 in 2009 (Jay Keller) 
Prior record: 358 in 1977 (Guy McCaskie) 
Top Big Day: 217 on 1 May 2005 (Todd & David Easterla, Steve Glover, Gjon Hazard, John Sterling)
Top Five Birds: Little Bunting (21-24 Oct 1991 Pt. Loma), Kittlitz's Murrelet (16-17 Aug 1969 Pt. Loma), Xantus's Hummingbird (27 Dec 1986 Yaqui Well), Magnificent Hummingbird (11 Oct-29 Nov 2003 San Diego), Baird's Sparrow (5-10 Oct 1981 Pt. Loma)
Compiler for North American Birds
Elizabeth Copper
227 "F" Avenue 
Coronado CA  92118
Statistics last updated 2/10; see "explanations of county statistics" for details. Thank you to Guy McCaskie, John Sterling, and Jay Keller for supplying some of the information here.

Bird Clubs
San Diego Audubon Society  San Diego
Buena Vista Audubon Society  Oceanside
Palomar Audubon Society  Escondido
San Diego Field Ornithologists - New Site!

Birding Sites
San Diego Birding Localities - Names and Maps
San Diego County Birding Sites - Mary Beth Stowe
San Diego County Birding Map - B. J. Stacy
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery - G. Gillson
Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge
Tijuana River National Estuary
Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge
Cabrillo National Monument
Fort Rosecrans Cemetery
Mission Trails Regional Park
Tecolote Canyon Natural Park
Balboa Park
Mission Bay Park
Buena Vista Lagoon
San Mateo Lagoon
Las Flores Lagoon
Santa Margarita River Estuary
San Luis Rey River Estuary
Agua Hedionda Lagoon
Batiquitos Lagoon
San Elijo Lagoon
San Dieguito Lagoon
Los Penasquitos Lagoon
Mission Bay
Famosa Slough
San Diego Bay
Tijuana River Estuary
Los Penasquitas Canyon Preserve
Rose Canyon Open Space Park
Marian Bear Memorial Park
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
Other State Parks
Blue Sky Ecological Preserve

Other Birding Resources
Breeding Bird Atlas
San Diego Rare Bird Alert
San Deigo Field Ornithology
San Diego Birds and Butterflies - Doug Aquillard's site.
Birding San Diego County - Mary Beth Stowe
Borrego Hawkwatch
Southwest Border Birding - San Diego and nothern Baja birding.
Bird Friends Of Lake Murray & San Diego - Includes directions to birding hotspots
Birds of Torrey Pines State Reserve - David Blue's site.
San Diego Bay Bird Festival and Pelagic Trips
Offshore Birding Trips
Deepwater Pelagics
San Diego Natural History Museum
Balboa Birders
San Diego Salt Works Tern Colonies
Bluebirds of San Diego County
San Diego County Checklist
Checklist of the Birds of Camp Pendleton Marine Base - Bar Graphs
Checklist of the Birds of Miramar Naval Air Station - Bar Graphs
Checklist of the Birds of Imperial Beach - Bar Graphs
Checklist of the Birds of Point Loma - Bar Graphs
Checklist of Cabrillo National Monument
San Diego County Breeding Bird Atlas
San Diego County Bird Atlas - Complete book online as a Google Earth application.
Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary
San Diego Zoo
San Diego Wild Animal Park
Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute
Endangered Species
San Diego Birding Mailing List

Recommended Reference
San Diego County Bird Atlas (2004) by Philip Unitt, San Diego Mus. Nat. Hist.

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