The eighth day of the Ontario trip (June 27) I birded around Algonquin Park and the nearby area and had some great wildlife experiences but no year birds. June 28 (yesterday), I birded and looked for animals on my way out of Algonquin park and just a few miles before I leaving the park, I spotted one of my remaining target Algonquin birds: Gray Jay. That was a year bird and a nice surprise to find. Today I spent time with family and made a TV appearance about my bear book in the Stayner/Barrie area of Ontario.
Right now I'm in great shape with my Junior Big Year. I wanted at least 10 new year birds on the Ontario trip by the time I left Algonquin park I was in good shape and I left with 11. Perfect.