I left the Puffin Inn (web photo) for the last time this morning at 5:30am. The shuttle took me to the airport where I checked my bag. I had checked in online last night and told them I had one bag, so all I had to do at the airport was have them put the baggage tag on my bag at a special counter for just that purpose. It was smooth. In addition the boarding pass which I had printed out at the motel was two passes in one. It looked sort of like an itinerary with that wiggly bar code on the edge. Sure enough. It worked to get me on the leg to Portland and then the continuing flight on a different plane to San Francisco. The only bird I had for the whole day was a singing Yellow Warbler that I heard in Portand when I walked to board the plane. Now I'm in the SFO airport waiting for John to arrive and then we'll pick up the rental car and head north to look for the remaining western breeders we still need. Stay tuned. Total still 624.