Previous Cup Results

2018 Birding Cup Results

  • The Birding Cup: Psycho Killdeer (Carl Engstrom, Jon Kauffman, Joe Verica, Dennis McGillicuddy) — 152 species
  • The County Cup: Bad Optics — 134 species (Doug Wentzel, Laurie McLaughlin, Nate Shipley, Matt Shumar, Mark McLaughlin)
  • The Potter Mug: Fearless Fledglings — 87 species (Scott Taylor, Duncan Wentzel, Brian McLaughlin, Dylan Wentzel, Sean McLaughlin, Andrew Penn, Maddie Giovagnoli)
  • The Birding Boot: Red-rumped Irruptives (Dave Miller, Julian Avery, Jeremy Bean, Mik Oyler, Joshua Potter) 127 species
  • The Micro Cup: Two Cuckoos (Deuane Hoffman, Carolyn Blatchley) — 124 species
  • Most birds identified by a single team — 152 species
  • Total species seen by all teams — 189 species

2017 Birding Cup Results

  • The Birding Cup: Psycho Killdeer (Jon Kauffman, Lewis Grove, Joe Verica, Dennis McGillicuddy) — 142 species
  • The County Cup: Keg Chukars — 129 species (Ian Gardner, Deuane Hoffman, Ted Nichols, Vince Pantanella)
  • The Potter Mug: Ahh, Frigate!106 species (Joe Whitehead, Kyler Sonney, Dale Sonney)
  • The Birding Boot: Tie between Weekend Migrants (Jen Steigerwalt, Matt Marsden, Lucy McClain, Nate McKelvey, Ben Steines) and Feathered Body Inspectors (Brian Schmoke, John Carter, Lindera Carter, Sean Herrmann, Allie Causey) 110 species
  • Most birds identified by a single team — 142 species
  • Total species seen by all teams — 194 species

2016 Birding Cup Results

  • The Birding Cup: Tie between Tick McGreer & the Kickers (Brian Sedgwick, Brad Peroney, Bill Voigt, Jerod Skebo, Ralph Crewe, Jerod Benefield, Alex Lamoreaux) and Raiders of the Lost Lark: Temple of Loon  (Paul Brigman, Will Malan, Matt Schenck) — 146 species
  • The County Cup: Bad Optics — 141 species (Doug Wentzel, Mark McLaughlin, Laurie McLaughlin, Rob Neitz, Matt Shumar)
  • The Potter Mug: Snap Grackle Pop111 species (Mark Bonta, Ian McGregor, and Catherine Kilgus)
  • The Birding Boot: Red-rumped Irruptives126 species (Joshua Potter, Jeremy Bean, Dave Miller, and Nathan Holmes)
  • Most birds identified by a single team — 146 species
  • Total species seen by all teams — 189 species
  • Blog: Record-breaking 2016 Birding Cup Results

2015 Birding Cup Results

  • The Birding Cup: Raiders of the Lost Lark Pt. II: In Search of the Holy Rail — 140 species (Paul Brigman, Will Malan, Kevin Ber)
  • The County Cup: Bad Optics — 126 species (Doug Wentzel, Mark McLaughlin, Laurie McLaughlin, Matt Shumar)
  • The Potter Mug: Gone Pishing100 species (Mark Bonta, Ian McGregor, and Catherine Kilgus)
  • The Birding Boot: Red-rumped Irruptives118 species (Joshua Potter, Jeremy Bean, Mik Oyler, Dave Miller, and Nathan Holmes)
  • Most birds identified by a single team — 140 species
  • Total species seen by all teams — 186 species
  • Blog: 2015 Birding Cup Champions

2014 Birding Cup Results

  • The Birding Cup: Nemesis Birders — 157 species (Alex Lamoreaux, Ian Gardner, Matt Sabatine, Mark Mizak)
  • The County Cup: Juniata Juncos — 120 species (Chad Kauffman, Vern Gauthier, Aden Troyer, Ramsay)
  • The Potter Mug: Indigo Hunting — 116 species (Bill Jester, Christie Jester, Zachary Jester, Caleb Jester, Greg Herman, Matthew Herman, Emma Herman)
  • The Birding Boot: 101 Ways to Use a Shoveler— 104 species (Jon Kauffman, Matt Marsden, Lucy McClain, Nate McKelvey)
  • Most birds identified by a single team — 157 species
  • Total species seen by all teams — 188 species
  • Blog: Birding Cup 2014 Results
  • Blog: Tweetin’ about #BirdingCup

2013 Birding Cup Results

  • The Birding Cup: Nemesis Birders — 140 species (Drew Weber, Alex Lamoreaux, Nate Fronk, Josh Lefever, Ian Gardner)
  • The County Cup: Bad Optics — 111 species (Laurie McLaughlin, Mark McLaughlin, Doug Wentzel, Matt Shumar, Molly McDermitt)
  • The Potter Mug: The Loonatics — 97 species (Melissa Freed, Clinton Rupeka, Liz Short, Justine Weber)
  • The Birding Boot: 101 Ways to Use a Shoveler— 101 species (Jon Kauffman, Matt Marsden, Lucy McClain, Julie Dahl)
  • Most birds identified by a single team — 140 species
  • Total species seen by all teams — 169 species
  • Blog: 2013 Results

The Birding Cup award: a silver trophy

The Birding Cup (for the team that identifies the most bird species)

2014: Nemesis Birders (157 species); 2013: Nemesis Birders (140 species); 2012: Nemesis Birders (151 species); 2011: Bad Optics (137 species); 2010: The Wing Nuts (130 species); 2009: The Wing Nuts (141 species); 2008: The Wing Nuts (142 species); 2007: Common Loons (144 species); 2006: Birding the Midnight Oil (160 species); 2005: Birding the Midnight Oil, Common Loons, and Wing Nuts (134 species each); 2004: Common Loons (139 species); 2003: Common Loons (129 species); 2002: Pisshed Off (137 species); 2001: Corky’s Team (120 species); 2000: Pisshed Off (143 species); 1999: Pisshed Off (129 species); 1998: Corky’s Team and Bad Optics (107 species each)

The County Cup award: a silver mug

The County Cup (for the team that identifies the most bird species within one county)

2014: Juniata Juncos (120 species); 2013: Bad Optics (111 species); 2012: Bad Optics (136 species); 2011: The Wing Nuts (128 species); 2010: Bad Optics (122 species); 2009: Common Loons (140 species); 2008: Huntingdon Hawkeyes (123 species); 2007: Birding the Midnight Oil; 2006: Common Loons (140 species); 2005: Huntingdon Hawkeyes (103 species); 2004: Huntingdon Hawkeyes (116 species), JVAS Gnatcatchers (116 species); 2003: Common Loons (129 species); 2002: JVAS Gnatcatchers (132 species)

The Potter Mug award: a ceramic coffee mug

The Potter Mug (for the team where at least half of its members have less than two years of birding experience)

2014: Indigo Hunting (116 species); 2013: The Loonatics (97 species); 2012: 3-Dog Night (125 species); 2011: The Kingpishers (77 species); 2010: Turnstones (106 species); 2009: Team Awesome (95 species); 2008: Nasal Bristles (115 species); 2007: The Phantom Inspectors (93 species); 2006: Block Birds (96 species); 2005: Chiva Divas (82 species); 2004: Last-minute Marvels (8 species); 2003: Stinkbugs (82 species)

The Birding Boot award: a trophy made from a hiking boot

The Birding Boot (for the team that identifies the most bird species without use of motorized transportation)

2014: 101 Ways to Use a Shoveler (104 species); 2013: 101 Ways to Use a Shoveler (101 species); 2012: Red-rumped Reducks (103 species); 2011: Red-rumped Irruptives (116 species); 2010: Red-rumped Irruptives (97 species); 2009: Red-rumped Irruptives (102 species); 2008: Timberdoodles (40 species); 2007: Vagrants (94 species)

 

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