We have some tallies as of February 28 from the dozen folks in the Meadowlands Big Year tfor 2013.
Congrats to all for competing. We hope you are having fun near 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 still early! Sign up now!
Here is the leader board as of Feb. 28:
1. Chris Takacs: 89, (2012 reigning champion, ineligible for prizes in 2013 as a result, lives in district)
2. Ray Duffy, 77 (in district)
3. Mike Newhouse 74 (NJMC, setting a target number for competitors)
4. Jackie DeMarco, 72 (out of district)
5. Jim Wright, 69 (NJMC staff, ineligible for prizes)
6. Mike Wolfe, 68 species (out of district)
7. Oliver Stringham, 67 (in district)
8. Dennis Cheeseman, 64 (out of district)
9. Julie McCall, 63 (in district)
10. Roy Woodford 54 (out of district)
11. Mike Turso 49 (out of district)
12. Rob Fanning 38 (out of district)
A list of last year's totals of Feb. 28 follow.
1. Chris Takacs: 76 species
1. Julie McCall: 76
3. Mike Newhouse 72
4. Jim Wright 70
5. Doug Morel: 67
6. Ray Duffy: 66
7. Ramon and Lillian of West New York: 55
8. Dennis Cheeseman: 52