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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, Lynn Macintosh

Start Time:

07:20 AM

End Time:

08:10 PM


The temperature started at -1, reached a high of +6, and ended at +2.

Description of the Day:

The day was marked by unsettled weather. High winds appeared moderate from the northwest all day, while the ridge winds were strong enough that the few eagles that passed by were high and did not need to soar. Two snow squalls passed through, blocking the ridges completely. The first was between 13:00 and 14:00, the second between 18:00 and 19:00. Otherwise the ridges were clear. The weather radar map showed intermittent areas of precipitation along the eagle flight path, which was likely the reason why few eagles were seen.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:

8 (5 adult, 2 subadult, 1 unaged)

Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

1 Bald Eagle

Period with Most Migrants:

Most migrants appeared between the two squalls, from 14:00 to 18:00.

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

One resident Golden Eagle was seen hunting over Hummingbird Plume

Other Birds:

Canada Goose 6
Common Merganser 2
Ruffed Grouse 1 Drumming
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Canada Jay 2
American Crow 1
Common Raven 6
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Boreal Chickadee 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Mountain Bluebird 2
Varied Thrush 3
American Robin 21
Dark-eyed Junco 2
Song Sparrow 1

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