If you see more raptors in your back yard than normal its because March is the start of their migration. 

 

Paul Goossen is with a conservation organization, A Rocha Pembina Valley.


He says we are coming into a peak migration period where more than likely if you look outside you will catch a glimpse of hawks or eagles.


Goossen says in the past three years over 20 thousand raptors have made their way through the valley.


He says they are attracted to the Pembina Valley because of its corridors and its much easier to do soaring flight than flap flying for them.


He adds we are living in one of the top raptor migration sights in Western North America.