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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: Caroline Lambert, Rick Robb

Start Time:

08:00 AM

End Time:

07:00 PM


3C to 9C

Description of the Day:

The day was dominated by strong winds - on the ground, at ridge level, and high up. Other than all migrants showing up somewhere along the east ridge, there was no consistency to flight path. Some eagles came in low and stayed low, some came in high above Patrick, and some came from high overhead and reached the ridge well beyond Patrick. The first eagle was seen at 9am, and there was a steady flow of around 10 per hour until 3pm, when the flow stopped abruptly, and only one per hour was seen after that. There were few other migrant raptors, and few of the smaller birds.

Migrant Golden Eagle Count:


Migrant Other Raptor Count By Species:

Bald Eagle - 1, Northern Goshawk - 3, Rough-legged Hawk - 1

Period with Most Migrants:

1pm to 2pm

Total Migratory Raptors:


Non-Migrant Raptors:


Other Birds:

Downy Woodpecker - 1, Canada Jay - 2, Black-billed Magpie - 2, Common Raven - 11, Mountain Chickadee - 1, American Dipper - 2, White-winged Crossbill - 2, Pine Siskin - 2, White-crowned Sparrow - 1

Number of Visitors: