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The main observation site is the Hay Meadow, Mt. Lorette Site. The site is located in Kananaskis on the bank of the Kananaskis River. It has a view of the open valley. which allows excellent (though rather distant) viewing of the Fisher Range to the east. The bulk of the Golden Eagles and other raptors use this ridge as part of their preferred migration route.

Mt. Lorette Observations

See the seasonal count reports and daily summaries for historical observation counts. The following observations started in Fall 2021.


Observers: Ethan Denton, Neil Denton

Start Time:

07:58 AM

End Time:

11:45 AM


4°C - 5°C

Description of the Day:

A miserable, blustery day throughout which we experienced rain, hail, snow, and fog. The ridges were nearly constantly totally obscured. With the poor conditions set to continue throughout the day, we returned to the comfort of our car and watched for a further 2 hours to see if conditions would change. When they didn't, we called it a day, though we did drive by the site again 2.5 hours later to no avail.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:


Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:


Period with Most Migrants:


Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

1 Great Horned Owl

Other Birds of Note:

American Dipper 1, Ruffed Grouse 3, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1

Number of Visitors: