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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.

Related links: Count Reports



Total Migratory Raptors: 3,520


Observers: Bill Wilson and Cliff Hansen

Start Time:

06:25 AM

End Time:

07:45 PM


+5C to +19C

Description of the Day:

Generally a nice day, a bit windy at times but not bad. 70% to 100% cloud, but for most of the day the sun shone through.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:

17 (9 adults, 2 juveniles, 6 unaged)

Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

Sharp-shinned Hawks 5, Peregrine Falcon 1

Period with Most Migrants:

18:00-19:00 with eleven Golden Eagles

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

Northern Goshawk 1

Other Birds:

Common Merganser 3, Ruffed Grouse 1, Belted Kingfisher 2, Northern Flicker 1, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 16, American Dipper 1, American Robin 27, Black-billed Magpie 1, Common Raven 2, White-winged Crossbill 71, Pine Siskin 7

Other Observations:

Nothing of note.

Number of Visitors: