This morning Steve, Louann and I walked around the town of Hyder and were able to see again a few of the rarities that we had seen earlier in the trip, including the Black-throated Gray Warbler and the Willow Flycatcher(s). We added a new bird to our trip list (total of about 82 species for the trip) when we found a very out-of-range Black-backed Woodpecker. The bird was not interested in letting us get good photographs but you can see part of it in the photo below hidden behind the leaves.
Other photos today: an American Redstart, Barn Swallows perched together, an interestingly plumaged Northern Flicker (2 photos) and a black bear rummaging at the Hyder dump.
Just before noon we departed Hyder in a seaplane as we had arrived. This one had more of its space for passengers (7 instead of 4) and less space for cargo than when we came to Hyder 4 days ago.
I will bird tomorrow in Ketchikan with Louann and then head to Juneau for a few days of birding, hoping that there is something around to add to my year-list.
270 species so far