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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:

07:30 AM

End Time:

04:35 PM


Low -8C, high -5C

Description of the Day:

Eastern ridges mostly 80 to 100 percent obscured all day, western ridges mostly 90 to 100 percent obscured, wind north 0 to 10 km/h in the morning, gusting to north 30 km/h later in the afternoon. Scattered snowflakes fell all day. I left the site at 4:35 pm after both sides of the valley had been completely obscured for a couple of hours and snow (not just scattered snowflakes) was starting to move in from the north.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:


Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:


Period with Most Migrants:

No migrants.

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

1 adult Bald Eagle fllapped north from Patrick about 200 m above the valley floor.

Other Birds:

1 Hairy Woodpecker, 1 American Dipper, 5 ravens.

Other Observations:

Nothing of note.

Number of Visitors: