Daily Archives: June 6, 2013

Carlstadt Waxwings

Cedar waxwing
Several New Jersey birders have reported that have not seen many Cedar Waxwings in awhile.

Dennis Cheeseman writes:

"Tons of them at my office in Carlstadt on Tuesday," two of which are pictured above.

Big Year Totals through May!

DSCN9973We have some tallies as of May 31 from the dozen folks in the Meadowlands Big Year for 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 drastically.

If you're name's not on the list, please e-mail Jim Wright at jim.wright (at) njmeadowlands.gov. It's still not too late! Sign up now!

Here is the leader board as of May 31:

1. Chris Takacs: 177, (2012 reigning champion, ineligible for prizes
             in 2013 as a result, lives in district)
2. Ray Duffy, 163 (in district)
2*. Mike Newhouse 119 (NJMC, setting a target number for competitors;
    on vacation — awaiting May 31 totals; was in second place at end of
4. Jackie DeMarco, 151 (out of district)
5. Mike Wolfe,  139 species (out of district)
6. Dennis Cheeseman, 132 (out of district)
7. Jim Wright,  124  (NJMC staff, ineligible for prizes)
8. Mike Turso 114 (out of district)
9. Oliver Stringham, 110  (in district)
10.  Roy Woodford 108 (out of district)
11. Julie McCall, 105 (in district)
12. Rob Fanning 101  (out of district)

Last month's totals and a link to last year's through-May totals follow.

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