Alison Világ, who is working as a tour guide here this summer, greeted about 12 of us and led the tour to an area where the birds were displaying and on territory.
We arrived at the Kirtland's Warbler territory and immediately heard several birds calling from nearby 5-6 ft tall Jack Pines. Unfortunately for us it was relatively cool outside, and the males were less than cooperative. They tended to sing from branches obscured by trees and other branches, so the best we could do was 1-2 second sightings - certainly no chance to get the scope on them long enough to even view let alone digiscope. But it was nice seeing the birds we did see and also listening / seeing Clay-colored, Vesper and Lincoln's Sparrows, Rufous-sided Towhees, Brown Thrashers and Nashville Warblers.
Thank you Michigan Audubon and Alison for a nice tour! Its good to hear that the birds are recovering nicely.