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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: Dan Parliament, Jim Boland

Start Time:

07:10 AM

End Time:

07:10 PM


-2 to +2 C

Description of the Day:

The ground winds were SW averaging 15-20 km/hr with gusts to 30 km/hr. The ridge winds were consistently from the Northwest and Northerly directions and were assessed initially as medium increasing to high intensity. As a result, migration dynamics were poor, resulting in no observed Golden Eagles. The first migrant raptor was at 1230. The final count was three Bald Eagles, one migrating Northern Goshawk, and two unidentified Eagles. The resident Bald Eagles (2) and resident Golden Eagles (2) flew sporadically across the valley. Brief intermittent snow squalls moved in after 1600 hrs, with ground fog, at various intervals.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:


Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

Bald Eagles x 3, Northern Goshawk x 1, Unidentified Eagles x 2

Period with Most Migrants:

1400-1500 (one Northern Goshawk and two unidentified Eagles)

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

Bald Eagles x 2, Golden Eagles x 2, Northern Goshawk x 2

Other Birds:

Canada Goose x 6
Mallard x 2
American Robin x 20
Mountain Chickadee x 1
Dark-eyed Junco x 4 (Heard)
Common Raven 6
Northern Flicker x 1
Pileated Woodpecker x 2
Mountain Bluebird x 2 (m,f)
European Starling x 1

Other Observations:

Red Squirrel x 2

Number of Visitors: