Big Year Totals Through September

DSCN9973Here are the tallies as of Sept. 30 in the Meadowlands Big Year contest for 2013. We have a couple of tight competitions.

Congrats to all for competing. Most of the tallies are up from last year at this time.

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 and you’d like to compete, please e-mail Jim Wright at jim.wright (at) It’s still not too late! Sign up now!

Here is the leader board as of  Sept. 30:
1. Mike Newhouse 200 (NJMC, setting a target number for competitors.)
2. Chris Takacs: 199, (2012 reigning champion, ineligible for prizes
in 2013 as a result, lives in district)
3. Ray Duffy, 175 (in district)
4. Jackie DeMarco, 157 (out of district)
5. Mike Wolfe, 158 species (out of district)
6. Dennis Cheeseman, 155 (out of district)
7. Jim Wright,  146  (NJMC staff, ineligible for prizes)
8. Zach Batren, 144 (out of district)
9. Mike Turso 138 (out of district)
10. Rob Fanning 131  (out of district)
11. Julie McCall, 127 (in district).
12. Oliver Stringham, 125  (in district)
13.  Roy Woodford 124 (out of district)

Link to Big Year totals last year at the end of September is here.

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