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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, Glenn Webber

Start Time:

07:30 AM

End Time:

05:40 PM


-3 C to + 2 C

Description of the Day:

Initially heavy fog, clearing gradually to 50 % cloud cover and then deteriorating at the end of the day to 100 % overcast, with both ridges obscured and slight drizzle and snow. Periodic brief squalls moved through the valley during the day. Winds were light 5-10 km per hr. with brief gusts to 15 km per hr. Despite a vigilant and unremitting effort throughout the day, on the part of the observers, no eagles or raptors were detected.

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Other Birds:

Mountain Chickadee x 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch x 2
Canada Jay x 2
Common Raven x 9
White-winged Crossbill x 2
Bohemian Waxwing x 30

Other Observations:

White-tail Deer x 4
Red Squirrel x 2

Number of Visitors: