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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: Bill Wilson

Start Time:

07:25 AM

End Time:

07:05 PM


-10C at the start, -5C high

Description of the Day:

A cold, cloudy day with light to very light snow all morning and again at the end of the day. The ridges were completely obscured to 10:00, then variably 50% to 90% obscured for the rest of the day except for 16:00 to 18:00, when it dropped to 20% to 40% and some bluish sky opened up overhead (milky blue with ice crystals). A layer of cloud formed over the mountains at the end of the day, obscuring the ridges as the snow was beginning again. Ground winds NE 5 gusting 20 km/h all day. Ridge winds NE to ENE all day, varying between 10 and 20 km/h.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:


Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

2 adult Bald Eagles

Period with Most Migrants:

One adult Bald Eagle at 16:25 and another one at 16:42 were the only twoi migrants for the day.

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

One Northern Goshawk heard calling in the morning.

Other Birds:

Canada Goose - 2
Ruffed Grouse - 1
Hairy Woodpecker - 1
Northern Flicker - 1
American Dipper - 1
Common Raven - 3
American Robin - 3
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 1
Black-capped Chickadee - 3
Dark-eyed Junco - 1

Number of Visitors: