15 degrees at the start (5:17 AM). 17 degrees at conclusion (10:01 AM)
It was very foggy until close to the conclusion.
Bird Highlight: Blackburnian Warbler
Botany Highlight: Red Elderberry
Species list: common loon, spotted sandpiper, herring gull, northern flicker, alder flycatcher, least flycatcher, red-eyed vireo, American crow, common raven, black-capped chickadee, red-breasted nuthatch, winter wren, golden-crowned kinglet, ruby-crowned kinglet, veery, Swainson’s thrush, hermit thrush, American robin, cedar waxwing, ovenbird, northern waterthrush, yellow warbler, black and white warbler, nashville warbler, mourning warbler, common yellowthroat, American redstart, northern parula warbler, blackburnian warbler, magnolia warbler, chestnut-sided warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, black-throated green warbler, Wilson’s warbler, chipping sparrow, savannah sparrow, song sparrow, white-throated sparrow, dark-eyed junco. (39 species)
Tomorrow, we leave Chapleau at 4 AM to begin the Sultan survey at 5:02 AM. After that, we drive to Little Current, Manitoulin Island. .