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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: Graeme Dunlop, Glenn Webber

Start Time:

07:10 AM

End Time:

05:30 PM


+2 to +6 °C

Description of the Day:

A sunny morning with some cumulus clouds. Heavier clouds to the south and west gradually moved north throughout the day bringing snow and obscuring the ridges by mid-afternoon. Ground winds were moderate SW initially veering S to SE by mid-afternoon and gusting to over 40km/h. Ridge winds SW moderate to strong. The observation site was moved to Wasootch Creek at 15:30 but no raptor movement was observed. Weather conditions did not improve and the count was ended at 17:30.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:


Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

One adult Bald Eagle

Period with Most Migrants:

13:00 TO 14:00 with 4 migrants

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:


Other Birds:

11 American Robin, 4 Mountain Bluebirds, 1 Red-breasted Nuthatch, 6 Canada Geese

Number of Visitors: