List of birds of Santa Cruz County, California

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List of birds of Santa Cruz County, California. The county is in Northern California, located on the California coast, including northern Monterey Bay, and west of the San Francisco Bay and Silicon Valley. It includes the southwestern Santa Cruz Mountains.[1][2]

Avian habitats include: coastal prairie, northern coastal scrub, maritime ponderosa pine forests, coast redwood forests, interior chaparral and woodlands, and mixed evergreen forests.

Included are: common (C), fairly common (F), and uncommon (U) sightings/occurrences.[3] Not included are: rare, casual, and irregular sightings.

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  1. ^ David L. Suddjian (2006). "Checklist of the Birds of Santa Cruz County, California" (PDF). Santa Cruz Bird Club. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-13. Retrieved 2011-12-19.
  2. ^ Richard C. McGregor (May 15, 1901). Pacific Coast Avifauna No. 2--A List of Land Birds of Santa Cruz County, California (PDF) (Report). Santa Clara, CA: Cooper Ornithological Club of California. Retrieved 2011-12-19.
  3. ^ This seasonal checklist was developed from records compiled by the Santa Cruz Bird Club. Updated most recently September 30, 2002.