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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: George Halmazna, Dan Parliament

Start Time:

07:10 AM

End Time:

04:50 PM


From -7C to +5C at 15:00 hrs to +2C at 17:00 hrs

Description of the Day:

Overcast and calm morning with windy afternoon and slow clearing. Strong ridge winds, mainly on the west side of the valley. There was no migration of Golden Eagles today. Two Bald Eagles only were flying south direction low on the east side of the valley.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:


Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

Bald Eagle - 2 adults

Period with Most Migrants:

Between 11-12:00 hrs and 12-13:00 hrs with 1 Bald Eagle each hour.

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

1 adult Bald Eagle

Other Birds of Note:

Canada Goose - 63, American Three-toed Woodpecker - 1, Common Redpoll - 10.

Other Observations:

White-tailed Deer - 2, Elk - 2.

Number of Visitors: