Note* : The first counts listed are taken during the two-day festival by a group of volunteers. The following counts are taken during the peak of the “Season of the Eagles” along the Harrison River. They show that this incredibly productive river systems hosts the largest gathering of eagles in North America. The count takes place at 6 stations over an area that consists of a mere 3 km stretch of the river.

The eagle numbers historically have increased after the festival weekend as Northern BC and Alaska freeze up and drive the raptors south in search of easy meals and milder temperatures. In 2010 a count was done by biologist David Hancock on board one Fraser River Safari tour , the number  7,362 eagles.

2015

Sat. Nov.21, 2015= Official 6 point Festival Count = 941
Sun. Nov.22, 2015
 = Official 6 point Festival Count = 1438
Peak # recorded November 29 ~ 4000 (low salmon year) 

2014

Sat. Nov.15, 2014= Official 6 point Festival Count = incomplete due to fog
Sun. Nov.16, 2014
= Official 6 point Festival Count = incomplete due to fog
Peak # recorded = November 22-  1767  – November 29 ~  3500 

2013

Sat. Nov.16, 2013 = Official 6 point Festival Count = 2380
Sun. Nov.17, 2013
= Official 6 point Festival Count = n/a too foggy to count

2012

Sat. Nov.17 & 18, 2012 = Official 6 point Festival Count = 2896

 

2011

Sat. Nov.19, 2011 = Official 6 point Festival Count = 1163
Sun. Nov.20, 2011
 = Official 6 point Festival Count = 1562

2010 (taken the weekend before the festival)

Nov. 13.2010 = Official 6 point Festival Count = 2725
Peak # recorded = Dec 18 – 7,362

Previous Years taken third weekend of November NOT peak numbers

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