It was a long year of hard work and dedication, with participants from across the country vying to win the ultimate prize on SuperB Owl Sunday. Would it be the established veteran, winning yet another title? Or perhaps a young, local upstart? Fans from across the country enjoyed a heck of a competition, but a winner was finally crowned.
With that, here are the final rankings in this year’s SuperB Owl competition! The young underdog scored upset after upset in the final playoffs, winning the title in a closely contested match. Congrats to this year’s SuperB Owl winner…a winking Northern Saw-whet Owl, taken at Newton Hills State Park in South Dakota!!
Northern Saw-whet Owl – Newton Hills, South Dakota – 41 (quite arbitrary) points
2nd place – Yawning Snowy Owl – Near Sioux Falls, South Dakota – 33 points
3rd Place – Long-eared Owl – Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota – 30 points
4th place – Northern Hawk Owl – Sax-Zim Bog, Minnesota – 28 points
5th place – Elf Owl – Near Tucson, Arizona – 25 points
6th place – Short-eared Owl – Minnehaha County, South Dakota – 20 points
7th Place – Burrowing Owl – Near Brandon, South Dakota – 15 points
8th place – Great Grey Owl – Sax-Zim Bog, Minnesota – 12 points
9th place – Eastern Screech Owl – Sioux Falls, South Dakota – 10 points
10th place – Barred Owl – Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota – 7 points