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The Fall 2021 Migration Count has commenced and runs from Sep 20th until Nov 15th 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 29th consecutive year of vigilant recording. Mount Lorette site, Observation map.

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Total Migratory Raptors: 3,520


Observers: Lori Anderson, Ale Guerrero

Start Time:

07:30 AM

End Time:

07:30 PM



Description of the Day:

The morning was warm and the red sunrise cast an eerie glow on the western peaks. It looked and felt like dawn in Arizona. The weather soon changed and an hour after sunrise the temperatures dropped and a storm started brewing to the West. We had showers throughout the day with some sunny intervals. Ground winds were low, from calm to 5 km/h S and a few periods of 5-10 km/h with stronger gusts. Ridge winds ranged from 28-57 SSW.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:

17 GOEA (6 Adults, 3 Subadults, 1 Juvenile and 7 indeterminate).

Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

3 Bald Eagles, 2 Sharp-Shinned Hawks, 1 Cooper's Hawk, 1 Merlin.

Period with Most Migrants:

Between 16:00-17:00 the count was 6 Golden Eagles and 1 Bald Eagle

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

4 sightings of Golden Eagles (1 subadult), 3 sightings of Northern Goshawks, 5 sightings of Sharp-shinned Hawks, 1 Merlin (male)

Other Birds:

15 American Robin, 8 Common Merganser, 20 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 1 Ruffed Grouse, 25 White-winged Crossbill, 10 Yellow-rumped Warbler, 2 Blue Jay, 1 Northern Flicker, 15 Common Raven. 2 American Tree-Sparrow.

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