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 your 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 August 31:
1. Chris Takacs: 187, (2012 reigning champion, ineligible for prizes
in 2013 as a result, lives in district)
2. Mike Newhouse 184 (NJMC, setting a target number for competitors.)
3. Ray Duffy, 172 (in district)
4. Jackie DeMarco, 157 (out of district)
5. Mike Wolfe, 150 species (out of district)
6. Dennis Cheeseman, 145 (out of district)
7. Jim Wright, 141 (NJMC staff, ineligible for prizes)
8. Mike Turso 131 (out of district)
9. Julie McCall, 127 (in district).
10. Oliver Stringham, 125 (in district)
11. Roy Woodford 121 (out of district)
*12. Rob Fanning 114 (*totals as of July 31, out of district)
Link to Big Year totals last year at the end of August is here.