We have some tallies from January from eight folks competing in the Meadowlands Big Year.
Congrats to all for competing. We hope you are having fun close to home, and seeing lots of great birds.
Keep in mind that some birders are in the Meadowlands all the time, and others get here occasionally, so their birdage may differ.
(These are unofficial numbers, and obviously change all the time.)
If you're name's not on the list, please e-mail Jim Wright at jim.wright (at) njmeadowlands.gov. It's not too late to participate!
Here is the leader board:
1. Chris Takacs: 67 (lives in district; counting birds within district
boundaries, not district towns)
2. Julie McCall: 66 species (lives in district)
3. Mike Newhouse 66 (NJMC, setting a target number for competitors)
4. Jim Wright 54 (NJMC staff, ineligible)
5. Doug Morel: 53 (out of district)
6. Ray Duffy: 51 (lives in district)
7. Ramon and Lillian of West New York: 40 species (out of district)
8. Dennis Cheesman: 31 (out of district)
9. Rob Fanning 27 (out of district)