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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:

07:47 AM

End Time:

07:36 PM


-8°C - +8°C

Description of the Day:

Despite virtually no Ridge winds at the start of the day, eagles began trickling through around 8 and continued throughout the day. For the first couple hours, they followed the western range, but by noon all our birds were heading south along the Fisher range. Throughout the day there wasn't a cloud to be seen, and after the shrike made an appearance the same could be said for passerines. The clear skies made aging easier than usual, and gave a lovely view of Venus and it's moons at the end of the day.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:


Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 Northern Goshawk 1 Bald Eagle 1 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Peregrine Falcon 3 Prairie Falcon 1

Period with Most Migrants:

15:00 - 16:00 and 16:00 - 17:00 with 31 each

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:

Northern Goshawk 1

Other Birds:

Northern Shrike 1, American Dipper 1, American Tree Sparrow 1, Song Sparrow 1, Ruffed Grouse 1

Number of Visitors: