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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: Caroline Lambert, Rick Robb

Start Time:

07:00 AM

End Time:

08:30 PM


A cool -3C to start, rising to a sweltering hot +13C, then cooling down to +8C.

Description of the Day:

The day was marked by bands of altostratus clouds that ranged from 20% coverage to 90% coverage of the sky. The ridges were clear all day, and ridge winds appeared to be strong from the west, resulting good migration conditions and a good number of migrants in the afternoon and evening.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:

36 (16 adults, 7 subadult, 4 juvenile, 9 unaged)

Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

4 Bald Eagles (2 adult, 2 juvenile), 1 Northern Goshawk, 1 Prairie Falcon, 1 unidentified eagle

Period with Most Migrants:

Migrants were evenly spread through the afternoon after 14:00.

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

Two adult Golden Eagles and one adult Red-tailed Hawk

Other Birds:

There was a nice variety of birds, though nothing unexpected: Canada Goose 6, Mallard 3, Common Merganser 3, Ruffed Grouse 1, American Three-toed Woodpecker 2,
Hairy Woodpecker 1, Northern Flicker 1, Northern Shrike 1, Common Raven 10, Black-capped Chickadee 3, Mountain Chickadee 2, Boreal Chickadee 1, Red-breasted Nuthatch 2, Mountain Bluebird 2, Varied Thrush 3, American Robin 15, Dark-eyed Junco 2, Song Sparrow 2

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