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The Spring 2022 Migration Count has commenced and runs from Mar 1st to Apr 22nd with observers at the Mount Lorette site daily — including viewing equipment available to the public. If interested in visiting the site, we suggest that you visit after 3pm. We see the majority of the migrating eagles in the later afternoon. This is the 30th consecutive year of vigilant recording. Mount Lorette site, Observation map.

Related links: Count Reports



Total Migratory Raptors: 302


Observers: Blake Weis, Annie Finch

Start Time:

07:15 AM

End Time:

08:10 PM


Min -1 C, Max +7 C

Description of the Day:

Cloud cover varied from 50-90% throughout the day. Wind was mostly from the SW and WSW, strong at ridge level and gusting to 40 km/h in the valley. Late in the day the western ridges were obscured up to 50% by low cloud which sent occasional flurries into the valley. Despite good conditions for migration few eagles turned up to take advantage of it. Those that did were usually detected at Mt. Lorette or high over the Fisher Range.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:

17 (9 adult, 3 juvenile, 5 unaged)

Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

Bald Eagle (2 adults, 2 unaged)

Period with Most Migrants:

2-3 pm with 6 migrants

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

2 Golden Eagles (adults), 1 Northern Goshawk and 1 Red-tailed Hawk were hover hunting at various locations throughout the afternoon. A sub-adult Golden Eagle also flew south from Mt. Lorette

Other Birds:

Highlights include 1 American Dipper, 3 Mountain Bluebirds, 2 Varied Thrushes, 2 Common Redpolls and 1 Dark-eyed Junco

Other Observations:

Nothing of note

Number of Visitors: