2019 Results

The Results Are In!

January 19, 2019

2019 Zeiss Joppa Cup winners "The Thrashers" © Susan Carlson
2019 winners "The Thrashers" © Susan Carlson

Joppa Flats is pleased to report another outstanding Superbowl of Birding. This year's event was held on January 19, with 21 teams and over 100 participants competing.

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 126, including 6 write-in species—Evening Grosbeak, Tufted Duck, Eastern Phoebe, Common Yellowthroat, Black Vulture, and Redhead.

Full Species List

Team Results (alphabetical)

2019 Winners Slideshow >




Team Name

Zeiss Joppa Cup 215 90 The Thrashers
Director's Cup 178 82 Team Tanager
Essex Co. Excels Award 163 43 Blue-gray Passcatchers
Rockingham Co. Rocks Award 161 74 Zone-tailed Blitzers
Parker River NWR Award 72   Buffalo Razorbills
Townie Award 118 63 Twitchers Out of the Rye
Seekers Award 89 55 Drumlin Farm Peregrine Birders
NewBies Award 129 69 Frequent Dippers
Lifer Award (Bekah Runey with 41)     Gordon College Kingpishers
Fledgling Award (completed at 11:49 am) 49 39 Wapiti Watchers

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.

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.