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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, Dan Parliament with help from James Bannon & Teresa Gawron

Start Time:

07:45 AM

End Time:

07:35 PM


From -3C to +19C at 15:00 hrs to +14C at 19:00 hrs.

Description of the Day:

Warm day for October. Sunny all day with gusting ground winds up to 40 km/hr. On Nakiska ridge, at 15:00 hrs wind was gusting up to 82 km/hr.
A steady flow of migrating Golden Eagles continuously for 10 hrs.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:

142 ( A-83, SA-4, J-22, U-33 )

Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

Bald Eagle-4 ( A-1, J-1, WB 1-2 ), Sharp-shinned Hawk-2 U, Northern Goshawk-3 ( A-2, U-1 ),

Period with Most Migrants:

Between 9-10:00 hrs and 11-12:00 hrs. 19 migrants. All Golden Eagles.

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

Northern Goshawk-2 ( A & J )

Other Birds:

Canada Goose-18, Pacific Wren-1, Ruby-crowned Kinglet-5, Red Crossbill-3, White-winged Crossbill-127, Yellow-rumped Warbler-1.

Other Observations:

2 Mourning Cloak Butterflies

Number of Visitors: