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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, Ruth Morrow

Start Time:

07:35 AM

End Time:

06:36 PM


8° - 13°

Description of the Day:

Scattered showers and unpredictable weather patterns kept eagles down today. Though the eagle count was shockingly low for the date, other raptors were in fine form with the highlight being a very unusual bird for the count, a dark morph Ferruginous Hawk!

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:


Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

Osprey 3 Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 Cooper's Hawk 2 Northern Goshawk 3 Bald Eagle 5 Red-tailed Hawk 2 (1 Harlan's, 1 Calaurus) Ferruginous Hawk 1 Peregrine Falcon 2 Prairie Falcon 2

Period with Most Migrants:

11:00 - 12:00 and 12:00 to 13:00, with 9 each

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

Golden Eagle 1 Northern Goshawk 1

Other Birds:

Pacific Wren 1, White-winged Crossbill 290, Clark's Nutcracker 1, Ruffed Grouse 2, Red-winged Blackbird 2, American Pipit 4

Number of Visitors: