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County Statistics 
Current county list: 422 
Top county lister: 393 (B.D. "Mike" Parmeter; 93%) 
Top Big Year: 302 in 1998 (Dan Nelson) 
Top Big Day: 177 on 18 Sep 1999 (Rick Leboudour, B.D. Parmeter, Alan Wight) 
"Best Bird": Fork-tailed Flycatcher (4-8 Sep 1992 Bridgehaven)
Close second: Wandering Albatross (11-12 July 1967 Sea Ranch) 
Contenders: Steller's Eider, Crested Auklet, Violet-crowned Hummingbird 
Compiler for North American Birds: Ruth Rudesill
P.O. Box 371
Kenwood CA  95452

Statistics last updated 11/04; see "explanations of county statistics" for details. Thank you to Mike Parmeter and Ruth Rudesill for supplying some of the information here.
Bird Clubs
Madrone Audubon Society
Redwood Region Ornithological Society

Birding Sites
Sonoma County Bird Watching Spots - Colin Talcroft
Bodega Bay
Santa Rosa Creek at Willowside Road
Birding the San Francisco Bay Trail - pdf map and birding sites.
Sonoma County Regional Parks - Interactive map
Coastal Trail Sites
Laguna Wildlife Area
Lake Sonoma Wildlife Area
Napa-Sonoma Marshes
Petaluma Marshes
Sonoma County State Parks
Bouverie Preserve
Lucchesi Park, Petaluma - Winter gulls
Shollenberger Park, Petaluma

Other Birding Resources
Birding Sonoma County - Blog by Miriam & Liam Ellis-Loraditch
Birding Sonoma Valley
Chanslor Wetlands Wildlife Project - Bodega Bay
Bodega Marine Laboratory
The Boat House - Whale watching trips
Shearwater Journeys - Pelagic trips
Bodega Pelagics
Birds of Sea Ranch and Vicinity
North Bay Birds - Mailing list
Endangered Species

Recommended References

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