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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: Blake Weis, Annie Finch, Tim Dickson, Theresa Gawron, James Bannon

Start Time:

07:45 AM

End Time:

07:30 PM


7C - 15C

Description of the Day:

It was warm but with strong wind gusting up to 60 km/h in the afternoon. The heavy cloud cover was helpful for spotting migrants as most of them flew extremely high over the Fisher Range, but made ageing impossible in most cases.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:

118 (34 adult, 4 sub-adult, 7 juvenile, 73 indetermininate)

Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

1 Osprey, 5 Bald Eagle, 7 Sharp-shinned Hawk, 1 Cooper's Hawk, 3 Northern Goshakwk, 2 Red-tailed Hawk, 1 Rough-legged Hawk, 1 Merlin, 1 Unidentified Eagle

Period with Most Migrants:

4-5 pm and 5-6pm with 23 migrants each

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

1 Bald Eagle, 1 Red-tailed Hawk, 1 Northern Goshawk, 1 Golden Eagle, 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk

Other Birds:

1 Common Merganser, 1 Ruffed Grouse, 1 Clark's Nutcracker, 5 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 3 Townsend's Solitaire, 130 American Robin, 63 White-winged Crossbill, 41 Pine Siskin, 1 Pacific Wren, 1 Song Sparrow

Number of Visitors: