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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: Lori Anderson

Start Time:

06:45 AM

End Time:

10:30 AM


-1C to +1C

Description of the Day:

Lots of white thick and heavy snowflakes but no Eagles. A lone Merlin saved the day though. At the start of the count, a few of the ridges were visible but by 9:00 the ridges were 100 % covered as well as the slopes and the valley floor. The count was ended at 10:30 due to poor observing conditions and a forecast for more of the same all day. Winds were 0-3 from the North.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:


Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

1 Merlin columbarius adult

Period with Most Migrants:

9-10 (1)

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:


Other Birds:

Fox Sparrow 1
Varied Thrush 2
American Robin 34
Dark-eyed Junco 6
Northern Flicker 1
Common Raven 4
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Ruffed Grouse 1
European Starling 11
Common Merganser 3
Mallard 6
Varied Thrush 1

Number of Visitors: