I haven't blogged since I've left Algonquin but here's the report from the Barrie area (Simcoe County)
I met up with Alex Mills, a professional ornithologist from the area who took me around the area birding and got me 3 valuable life birds. He said 2 should be fairly easy, Piping Plover, and Black Tern. Indeed we got both of those, which made me very happy. My third target for that day was Clay-colored Sparrow but Alex said that would be tough. He said if we saw a Christmas Tree farm we could try to hear it but expectations would be low. We indeed found a Christmas Tree farm and after walking around a while as we were getting ready to give up "chhh - chhh - chhh". Alex said "listen, there you go, Clay-colored Sparrow!". We walked over to where the sound was coming from, got to hear it excellently and got a few brief glimpses.
Thanks for 3 great birds Alex!
All in all an awesome trip to Ontario, 14 year birds bagged well. Excellent. 321 is the standing year count.