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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:

07:30 AM

End Time:

07:30 PM


From -9C to +6C at 16:00 hrs and -1C at 19:00 hrs

Description of the Day:

Clear day with a cold morning and cloudless day. The clear sky was creating very challenging conditions for spotting and aging migrating raptors. Eagles were flying over the whole valley, but still, the majority flew over Fisher Range.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:

244 ( A-125, SA-11, J-53, U-55 ). First eagle flew at 9:07 hrs, last at 18:40 hrs.

Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

Bald Eagle-3 ( A2, WB1-1 ), Sharp-shinned Hawk-4 U, Northern Goshawk-3A.

Period with Most Migrants:

Between 13-14:00 hrs with 46 Golden Eagles and 49 total migrating raptors

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:


Other Birds:

Mountain Bluebird-2 (male & female), Lapland Longspur-1 juvenile, Varied Thrush-1, Common Loon-2, Northern Shrike-1, Three-toed Woodpecker-1.

Other Observations:

Pine Marten-1, Elk-2 bulls, Bighorn Sheep-4.

Number of Visitors: