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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: George Halmazna, Ian Dowson

Start Time:

07:05 AM

End Time:

07:00 PM


From +4C to +12C at 16:00 hrs to +8C at 19:00 hrs.

Description of the Day:

Cloudy morning after rain with flurries in higher elevations over night. Overall day was cloudy with moderate wind in afternoon. On & off periods with flurries on west side in afternoon. Nice "flow" of migrating Golden Eagles between 11:00 hrs and 15:00 hrs. Than everything stoped and nothing was flying rest of the day.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:


Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 5,Northern Goshawk - 1, Red-tailed Hawk - 2, Red-tailed Hawk / Harland's - 1, Merlin - 1.

Period with Most Migrants:

Between 12:00 - 13:00 hrs = 15 ( 10 Golden Eagles, 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk, 1 Northern Goshawk, 2 Red-tailed Hawks and 1 Merlin )

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

Golden Eagle and Northern Goshawk. Both hunting in area.

Other Birds:

Common Merganser - 2, Blue Jay - 1, Black-billed Magpie - 3, Hairy Woodpecker - 1, Downy Woodpecker - 1,
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 1, Oregon Junco - 4.

Other Observations:

Red Squirrels very active.

Number of Visitors: