So I’m well passed the halfway mark for my tenure conducting birder research here at Rondeau Provincial Park. I’ve got sixteen interviews in the hopper and could get a couple more before I leave on Saturday. While the birding hasn’t been stellar (it’s been “thin” as someone today described it), I’m really pleased with the number of interviews I’ve managed to conduct. Before I left, I had the magical number of fourteen in my head. If I reached that, then I would consider my time here a success. I reached fourteen yesterday, about three days ahead of time. The other great thing about my time here is that everyone (birders, that it) is quite interested that I would be researching them and many are interested in participating. Everyone I’ve interviewed has been generous with their time and answering my litany of questions. So. Even though I have two more days left, the work here already feels like a success.