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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: Caroline Lambert, Rick Robb

Start Time:

07:45 AM

End Time:

07:40 PM


0ºC - 14ºC

Description of the Day:

There was not much hope for a major flight today as the wind was forecast to be light. This was true until mid-afternoon, but then the wind picked up a bit and there was a steady stream of eagles until sunset, with the last eagle being seen against a pink-tinged backdrop long after the last sunlight had gone from the Fisher range. The afternoon wind was sufficient for the eagles to fly very high above the Fisher range, making them frustratingly difficult to pick out against a mostly blue sky with binoculars, and impossible to find in a scope.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:


Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

2 Bald Eagles, 4 Sharp-shinned Hawks, 5 Northern Goshawks, 4 unidentified accipiters, 4 Red-tailed Hawks, 1 unidentified eagle, 2 Peregrine Falcons

Period with Most Migrants:


Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

1 Red-tailed Hawk, 1 Northern Goshawk

Other Birds:

Black-billed Magpie 1
Common Raven 6
Mountain Chickadee 2
Boreal Chickadee 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 6
Brown Creeper 1
Pacific Wren 1
American Dipper 1
Varied Thrush 1
American Robin 34
White-winged Crossbill 20
Pine Siskin 1
Fox Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 3
White-crowned Sparrow 2
Savannah Sparrow 1

Other Observations:

Mourning Cloak butterflies are still flying (3 were seen), and the wild strawberries are blooming again.

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