B.C. Steeples Observation Site
Since the fall of 2009, there has been a reconnaissance count at or near the Steeples Ridge which is located on the east side of the Kootenay Valley (Rocky Mountain Trench) 25 km NE of Cranbrook, B.C.. Three sites were used to monitor raptor movement along, or just north of, the NNW-SSE oriented Steeples Ridge which forms the southern part of the Hughes Range on the western flank of the Rocky Mountains. Of significance is that it is located about 80 km almost due west of the Piitaistakis-South Livingstone and Vicki Ridge sites, giving the possibility of simultaneously monitoring movement along the eastern and western flanks of the Rocky Mountains at the same latitude.
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