Published on January 29, 2020

Superbowl of Birding XVII Results

2020 Zeiss Joppa Cup winners "The Thrashers" © Susan Carlson
2020 winners "The Thrashers" © Susan Carlson

Joppa Flats is pleased to report another outstanding Superbowl of Birding. This year's event was held on January 25, with 17 teams and over 80 participants competing.

For the second year in a row, The Thrashers, captained by Davey Walters, won the Zeiss Joppa Cup with a remarkable total of 215 points! All of the team names, point, and species totals are listed below.

The total number of species recorded by all teams this year was a very respectable 129. That number includes 6 write-in species—Semipalmated Plover, Bullock's Oriole, Greater White-fronted Goose, House Wren, Eastern Phoebe, and Red-headed Woodpecker.

Full Species List

Team Results (alphabetical)

Prize

Points

Species

Team Name

Zeiss Joppa Cup 215 83 The Thrashers
Director's Cup 193 84 4th and Longspurs
Essex Co. Excels Award 104 58 First Eider Downies
Rockingham Co. Rocks Award 152 71 Incomplete Passerines
Parker River NWR Award 85 51 Saw What?
Townie Award 119 66 Twitchers Out of the Rye
Seekers Award 115 65 Fly-by-Nights
NewBies Award 68 46 The Bird Call Crew
Lifer Award 99 46 Gordon College Kingpishers
Amelia Wood (48) & Jennifer Noonan (48)
Fledgling Award  96 58 Indigo Puntings
completed at 1:14 pm

Results for All Teams

Teams are listed alphabetically by name.

Team Name

Points

Species

4th & Longspurs 193 84
Bird Nerds 21 17
First Eider Downies 104 58
Fly-By-Nights 115 65
Glaucous Gals 46 77
Gordon College Kingpishers 99 46
Incomplete Passerines 152 71
Indigo Puntings 96 58
Ipswich River Rockin' Robins 68* 45
Londonderry Lapwings 109 64
Pigeon Nuggets 49 35
Pine Pigskins 84 49
Saw What? 85 51
The Bird Call Crew 68* 46
The Thrashers 215 83
Touch Downys 107 60
Twitchers in the Rye 119 66

*Tie resolved by number of 8-point birds.

We would like to thank our Lead Corporate Sponsor Zeiss for helping to make this event possible again this year. Birdwatcher's Supply and Gift, Joppa Flats, and anonymous donors all supplied door prizes.

We would also like to thank our staff and volunteers who worked so hard on this event, especially those who parachuted in at the last minute, including the judges, verifiers, compilers, food prep folks, and staff who toiled indoors and all of the teams who toiled outdoors. We think everyone had a great time on a glorious day.