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County Statistics Current county list: 453
Top county lister: 397 (Ron Thorn; 88%)
Top Big Year: 304 in 2001 (Ron Thorn)
Top Big Day: 179 on 30 Apr 1977
(P.J. Metropulos; S.F. Bailey, L.C. Binford, B. Sauppe) 
"Best Bird": White-chinned Petrel (18 Oct 2009 offshore Half Moon Bay)
Close second: Least Auklet (15 June 1981 Thornton SB) 
Contenders: Smew, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Chuck-will's-widow, Rustic Bunting 
Compiler for North American Birds: Peter J. Metropulos
2940 Turk Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94118
Statistics last updated 12/09; see "explanations of county statistics" for details. Thank you to Bert McKee, Peter Metropulos, and Ron Thorn for supplying some of the information here.

Bird Clubs
Sequoia Audubon Society

Birding Sites
San Mateo County Birding Guide - Updated online version of "San Francisco Peninsula Birdwatching"
Pigeon Point - Seawatching
San Mateo County Coastal Sites
San Francisco Bay Trail - Interactive map
Birding the San Francisco Bay Trail - pdf map and birding sites.
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District - interactive map
Edgewood Natural Preserve
Redwood Shores - interactive map
Ano Nuevo State Reserve
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
San Mateo County State Parks
Bean Hollow State Beach
Half Moon Bay State Beach
Pillar Point Harbor
Tunitas Creek Mouth
Montara State Beach
Pigeon Point Light Station
San Gregorio State Beach
San Pedro Valley Park
Sweeney Ridge
Pedro Point Headlands
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
Phipps Ranch

Other Birding Resources
Northern California Bird Box
San Francisco Bay Area Birding Calendar
Silicon Valley Birders
Pedro Point Headlands
Coyote Point Museum
Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve
Common Murre Restoration Project - Devils Slide
Pescadero Conservation Alliance
Friends of Bayfront Park
San Mateo County Checklist - Peter Metropulos
Checklist for Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Birds of Año Nuevo State Reserve
Pedro Point Headlands Preliminary Checklist
Endangered Species
San Mateo County Birders - Mailing list
Half Moon Bay Snowy Plovers - Mailing list

Recommended Reference
San Francisco Peninsula Birdwatching - Sequoia Audubon Society (1996)

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