Meadowlands Big Year Totals as of May 31

IMG_4805We have tallies through May for the folks involved in the Meadowlands Big Year competition, and (Boy!) did some of the totals jump.

Congrats to all for competing. Great job! 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) It's not too late to participate!

The leader board follows (just to heighten the suspense).

1. Chris Takacs:  161  (lives in district; counting birds within district boundaries, not district towns)
2. Mike Newhouse 160 (NJMC naturalist, setting a target number for competitors)
3. Ray Duffy:  146 (lives in district) 
4. Julie McCall: 135 species  (lives in district)
5. Doug Morel: 135 (out of district)
6. Ramon Gomez 126 (out of district)
7. Jim Wright: 118 (NJMC staff)
8. Roy Woodford: 101 (out of district)
8. Dennis Cheeseman: 101  (out of district)
10. Lillian Rivera: 100 (out of district)
11. Rob Fanning: 94 (out of district)

Still time to join the fun! (Congrats to all!)

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