Superbowl of Birding — 2017 Results

January 28, 2017

Flea Flickers, winners of the Zeiss Joppa Cup for Superbowl 2017
The Flea Flickers

Joppa Flats is pleased to report another outstanding Superbowl of Birding. This year's event was held on January 28, with 24 teams and 118 participants competing.

Once again the Flea Flickers, captained by Lauren Kras, won the Zeiss Joppa Cup with a remarkable total of 212 points, including five eight-point bonus birds! All of the team names, point and species totals are listed below.

Full Species List

The total number of species recorded by all teams this year was a very respectable 128, including three write-in species—Greater White-fronted Goose, Redhead, and Common Yellowthroat. 

Prize Winners




Team Name

Zeiss Joppa Cup 212 90 Flea Flickers
Director's Cup 192 90 Blue-gray Passcatchers
Essex Co. Excels Award 163 81 Wicked Pishahs
Rockingham Co. Rocks Award 153 76 4th and Longspurs
Parker River NWR Award 146 75 Pennsylvania Coal Tits
Seekers Award 148 75 Turneverystones
NewBies Award 170 83 Ornitheologians
Lifer Award (Lizzy Zhang with 32) 111 64 Grey Ghosts

Results for All Teams

Team Name



1st Eider Downies 94 58
4th & Longspurs 153 76
The Accidentals 107 60
Avian Avarice 131 68
Blue-Gray Passcatchers  192 90
Crex Crew 120 68
Flea Flickers 212 90
Fly-By-Nights 120 65
Gordon College KingPishers 151 76
Grey Ghosts 111 64
Hail Mary Passerines 84 52
Ipswich River Robins 73 44
Ornitheologians 170 83
Pennsylvania Coal Tits 146 75
Raucous Galls 121 66
Return of the Great Auks 157 77
Saw-What 161 76
Spizamongus 149 76
Team Tanager 190 89
Touch Downys 125 67
Turneverystones 148 75
Twitchers in the Rye 90 58
Unflappables 138 73
Wicked Pishahs 163 81

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, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jim Fenton, Strickland Wheelock, and anonymous donors all supplied door prizes. Julia Yoshida supplied the cookies and fruit.

We would also like to thank our staff and volunteers who worked so hard on this event, including the judges—especially Madam Chief Justice Ann Gurka, verifiers, coordinators, Lady Margaret of the Salad, and Ruthie. We think everyone had a great time on a glorious day.