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Twitchers Win Two Awards!

(by Becky Suomala)

The “Twitcher” Teams had a great day in the Semi-Superbowl of Birding on January 30, 2021. “Birding with Impunity” in Rye took home the coveted Rockingham County Award with a whopping 121 points, and the “Townie Solitaire” won the Townie Award in Seabrook with 64 species. Wow!

This Snowy Owl was one of five owl species found by the Twitcher teams in the Semi-Superbowl of Birding, 1/30/21. Photo by Rebecca Suomala.

Temperatures started out at a very chilly 8 degrees at 5:00 am but the wind wasn’t as bad as expected. “Birding with Impunity” had three five-point species, and received the three-point bonus on two of them for being the first to call in that species, boosting their point total. I was thrilled to find four owl species, a first for the Twitchers. “Twitch-n-Dip” added two new species for the Twitchers as well as providing some creative photo fun. The three teams combined had 83 species, six of which were new for the Twitchers.

The team tallies:
“Birding with Impunity” in Rye, Pam Hunt and Unity Dienes, 63 species, 121 points
“Townie Solitaire” (aka The Lone Twitcher) in Seabrook, Becky Suomala, 64 species, 118 points
“Twitch-n-Dip” in Hampton, Susan Wrisley and Jenna Pettipas, 58 species, 96 points

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