To update Bob McGuire’s excellent report of this years Muckrace, we had a “wrap-up” Muckrace meeting last week & some final numbers include: 34 teams, 155 participants, & 173 total species tallied. Top teams are as Bob said in his report.
To date $9600 has been raised. There is still time to make a donation to help us reach our goal of $10,000! Just go to “friendsofmontezuma.org/projects-programs/muckrace” to make a donation directly to the Friends or your favorite team. Thank you! Kyle Gage Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex Sent from my iPhone > On Sep 19, 2019, at 8:21 AM, bob mcguire <bmcgu...@clarityconnect.com> wrote: > > The Cayuga Bird Club sponsored two teams in this year’s Montezuma Muckrace, > held over a week ago. The event is a fundraiser for the Friends of the > Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Over the past 23 years it has raised over > $145,000 for projects in the Complex. If you would like to donate you may do > so at https://friendsofmontezuma.org/projects-programs/muckrace/. > > I have prepared a rather lengthy report for our team - the ARROGANT BUSTARDS > (Susan Danskin, Diane Morton, Deirdre Anderson, Dave Nutter, Ken Kemphues, > Gary Kohlenberg, and myself) - for the October CBC newsletter. Several people > have asked, “So, how did you do?”. Here is a brief summary. > > This year some 34 teams (more than 145 participants) over the course of 24 > hours (7pm September 6 - 7pm on the 7th) tallied more than 150 species. The > winning competitive team was From rochester with 119. The winning > recreational team had 130. The high count for photographers was 70 (Suan Yong > and Mark Miller). Both of the CBC-sponsored teams came in with 91! > > Most of the participants agreed that it was an uncommonly slow day this year. > Shorebird habitat was in short supply and for some reason (perhaps the recent > passage of a cold front) forest birds, warblers in particular, were scarce. > The highlights for our team were the gorgeous female Baltimore Oriole > foraging below Tschache Tower, the elusive Mockingbird that Susan spotted as > we sped by, and a spontaneously-calling Barred Owl along Van Dyne Spoor Road > at the end of the day. > -- > Cayugabirds-L List Info: > Welcome and Basics > Rules and Information > Subscribe, Configuration and Leave > Archives: > The Mail Archive > Surfbirds > BirdingOnThe.Net > Please submit your observations to eBird! > -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --