The overnight forecast was for early morning rain with thunder, clearing up by lunchtime. As it happens all we got was a light shower around breakfast, then the skies began to clear and the temperature rose to nearly 80 deg. F. All this meant that the predicted ‘fall’ of migrants didn’t really materialise. Still there was a change of cast on the boardwalk and we did get some new species and excellent views of the stuff we’d seen previously. Our final session at Magee Marsh in the late afternoon will live long in the memory – it was reasonably quiet, with a lot of the Sunday visitors gone home, the weather was glorious, the light was fantastic and the birds couldn’t have been more cooperative. A fitting end to our TBWAB experience.
Today we leave our The Biggest Week in American Birding base, close to Black Swamp Bird Observatory / Magee Marsh, and head north into Canada on the final leg of our GABRaT ll adventure. Some great memories and unbelievably good birding.