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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, Miles Tindal, Lynn MacIntosh

Start Time:

07:00 AM

End Time:

08:15 PM


Min: 0, Max: 5, End of day: 1

Description of the Day:

The day started out overcast with the ridges almost completely obscured, and then gradually cleared so that by noon the ridges were clear, and there was 50% cloud cover of mostly cumulus clouds. Ridge winds appeared to be strong from the west, which gave optimism for sighting at least some migrants. The ridges stayed clear most of the afternoon with moderate to strong ridge winds from the west. In spite of the excellent conditions, no migrating Golden Eagles were seen.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:


Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

1 adult Bald Eagle, 1 adult Red-tailed Hawk

Period with Most Migrants:

Only two migrants, one early afternoon, one late afternoon.

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

1 Golden Eagle, 1 Northern Goshawk

Other Birds:

Canada Goose 6
Ruffed Grouse 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
woodpecker sp. 2
Northern Shrike 2
Common Raven 10
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Mountain Chickadee 1
Boreal Chickadee 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 4
European Starling 3
Mountain Bluebird 4
Varied Thrush 6
American Robin 25
Dark-eyed Junco 3

Other Observations:


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