Eagle Eyes on the Skies
Saturday, October 15 2011 @ 12:56 PM EDT
Contributed by: jkr
Bird watchers are scanning the skies in the Kananaskis Valley looking for Golden Eagles.
Fri Oct. 14 2011 17:22:59
Bird watchers are flocking to Kananaskis Country to get a glimpse of the Golden Eagle as it makes its way to warmer climates.
October is the peak of the Golden Eagle migration as the birds fly from the Yukon to the southern United States for the winter.
The count is conducted by the Rocky Mountain Eagle Research Foundation and last week 556 eagles were counted in one day alone.
The Golden Eagle count started in 1992 after Peter Sherrington and Des Allen discovered the bird's southern flyway near Mount Lorette in the Kananaskis Valley.
Since September 20th over 1800 eagles have been counted.