Forsythe Big Nature Year

Big Year Prizes

Each year, we invite you to track your refuge bird sightings for a friendly competition. We also hope you will use the year to explore all public use sites on the refuge. While you may often spend your time in our Galloway Township site, we have many other places to visit, including deCamp Wildlife Trail in Brick, Cedar Bonnet Island in Stafford, our trail at Eno's County Park, the Barnegat Boardwalk, and Holgate beach.

 
Rules and award categories follow. Keep in mind that we want everyone and anyone to participate. 
 Rules:
  • Species must be observed on EB Forsythe NWR between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021.
  • All observations must be made from roads and trails open to public access. NO ACCESS TO CLOSED AREAS IS PERMITTED AS A PART OF THIS COMPETITION.
  • Contest is based on the honor system. Be honest!
  • You may track your species in any way. You may track your bird sightings on eBird, but that is not required.
2020 Big Year Competition Prizes

Final submissions to compete for prizes will occur as follows:
Submissions must be made January 1, 2022-January 8, 2022 
  • Submissions will be sent to: forsythe@fws.gov
  • Provide the following information in your submission:
    • Name
    • Phone number