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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: Graeme Dunlop, Ruth Morrow

Start Time:

07:50 AM

End Time:

06:45 PM


-8 degC to 6 degC

Description of the Day:

Mostly sunny with a few scattered cumulus.
Steady movement of eagles from sunrise to near sunset.
Flight pattern seemed to correlate closely with wind speed. When winds were lighter most birds appeared over Fisher Range from a north east direction before gliding southward at or near ridge level. When winds were stronger birds flew much higher and usually came from the north west, gliding high overhead or towards the Fisher Range.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:


Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

Osprey 1, Bald Eagle 3, Sharp-shinned Hawk 2, Coopers Hawk 2, Goshawk 2, Rough-legged Hawk 1, Red-tailed Hawk 1, Undifferentiated accipiter 1

Period with Most Migrants:

48 migrants between 17:00 and 18:00

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:


Other Birds:

Lapland Longspur 1

Number of Visitors: