For an account of the other Superbowl, written by the captain of the winning team, click here
We made several pre-dawn stops in Ipswich and Essex, attempting to call various owls and hoping for a response. Phil "hooted" for long-eared, great horned and barred owls and Margo "tooted" for saw-whet and whistled for screech owls. At one stop, I attempted to "toot" in a saw-whet with a slide whistle, only to create a garbled jumble of comical notes that had us all laughing so hard that we lost five minutes just trying to compose ourselves.
You'll find the results here
. The next Superbowl of Birding, a 12-hour competition in Massachusetts, is scheduled for Jan. 24, 2009.