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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: Ethan Denton, Neil Denton

Start Time:

07:40 AM

End Time:

07:30 PM


9°C - 16°C

Description of the Day:

Although the day was pleasant for observers, flying conditions were far from ideal. Clear blue skies made aging birds difficult, but the tricky conditions meant that for much of the day, there weren't many birds to age anyways. Right at the end of the day, a change in winds saw a late push made, to bring the day's numbers up a bit. Almost every raptor seen flew low into Mt. Patrick before hitting a strong thermal and rising several 100m to coast across the rest of the Fisher range. Overall a very nice, but slow, day at the site.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:


Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

3 Sharp-shinned Hawk, 3 Cooper's Hawk, 1 Northern Goshawk, 5 Bald Eagle, 1 Broad-winged Hawk, 3 Red-tailed Hawk, 1 Rough-legged Hawk, 1 buteo sp., 2 Peregrine Falcon

Period with Most Migrants:

18:00 - 19:00

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

1 Golden Eagle, 1 Merlin (Taiga)

Other Birds:

40 Snow Goose, 2 Belted Kingfisher, 1 Orange-crowned Warbler, 1 Common Loon

Other Observations:

2 White-tailed Deer

Number of Visitors: